The Best Green Beans Ever
I came up with these beans out of desperation last Thanksgiving. My brother-in-law had been recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and I needed a bean dish that was gluten free. These beauties were born and have been a favorite at holiday dinners ever since.
I am a green bean casserole lover, but I gotta say, I TOTALLY prefer these beans now. The flavor is so fresh and delicious. The dish is licked clean every time.
The caramelized onions with just a hint of balsamic vinegar and sauteed mushrooms really make this dish! I am licking my lips just thinking about a bite of these beans.
If you make these for your family this Thanksgiving or Christmas….brace yourself for praise and compliments.
- 2 lbs fresh or frozen green beans (just snap the ends off and leave the beans whole)
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1 large yellow onion, sliced in rings
- ½ cup toasted almonds, sliced or finely chopped
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries (optional)
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- Bring large pot of salted water to boil and add green beans when water begins boiling.
- Cook green beans for 5-7 minutes. Do not over cook, you want them to be a nice bright green color.
- While beans are cooking prepare an ice water bath to put the beans in when you remove them from the boiling water. In a large bowl put ice and cold water, add salt to the water.
- Drain beans and immediately put them into the ice water bath to stop them from cooking anymore.
- In a large frying pan add 1 tbsp butter and sliced mushrooms, salt and pepper to taste and saute until tender, remove and set aside.
- In same pan add 1 tsp butter and saute onion until caramelized, once onion is caramelized, (don't forget to salt and pepper the onion while it is cooking) drizzle 2 tsp balsamic vinegar over onions and ¼ chicken or vegetable broth to de-glaze pan.
- Add cooked beans, and mushrooms to the onions and stir until well combined, heat through.
- Right before serving top with toasted almonds and dried cranberries.
Yummy, Yum, Yum! Is it Thanksgiving yet?
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