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