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Beans 'n' Caramelized Onions Recipe

Beans 'n' Caramelized Onions Recipe

Bacon, brown sugar and cider vinegar seasons this side dish. I often serve this dish to guests, and it never fails to please.—Jill Heatwole, Pittsville, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour YIELD:9 servings


  • 4 bacon strips
  • 2 large onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. Cook onions in drippings over medium-low heat until tender and golden brown, about 50 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, place the beans in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Stir the vinegar and brown sugar into onions; add beans. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 1 minute. Add bacon; toss gently. Season with salt and pepper. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 106 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Beans 'n' Caramelized Onions

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SPO1966 User ID: 6662580 38791
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"I made this recipe for the first time on Thanksgiving of 2011 and then again on Christmas 2011, I have made it at different times during this year and am getting ready to make it again for Christmas 2012! I absolutely love it! The tart taste of the apple cider vinegar is what I love the most about it. It is a favorite side at our house!"

Ashlynne User ID: 5713367 205373
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011


overture User ID: 1961135 123262
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"I found this recipe four years ago and it has become a Thanksgiving staple in our home!!"

shortyan6el13 User ID: 5750444 205372
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"Everyone loved this when I made it for both thanksgivings we went to. On the sweetside but very good."

foodeater User ID: 4333490 123260
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"i was really looking forward to this recipe because i love garden fresh green beans. my dad loved them but my boyfriend and i thought they were just OK. i feel that they tasted to much like the cider vinegar and were too sour for me. the green beans cooked very well but the flavor was not what i expected. if you are fan of vinegar then you will like this recipe but it is still worth trying. i might still make it again for my dad."

scrappychic5 User ID: 4045577 46379
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"Absolutely delicious. Used frozen green beans since fresh weren't available, and it turned out wonderful."

sgsigman User ID: 1550464 123253
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2009

"I substituted 1 can of cut green beans for fresh, and used just 1 onion to make for me and my husband, with regular measurements for the rest of the ingredients. covered onions to cook, and wow, did that turn out great!"

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