- 4 bacon strips, chopped
- 2 large onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
- 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in pan.
- In drippings, saute onions over medium heat until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until deep golden brown, 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar and brown sugar.
- In a pot of boiling water, cook green beans, uncovered, until crisp-tender, 4-7 minutes; drain. Add to onions; cook 1 minute, tossing to combine. Stir in bacon; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews forBeans 'n' Caramelized Onions
"Made this for dinner yesterday. Thought it was yummy. I did add a little more brown sugar, as one person said she thought it was too tart. Love the carmelized onions with the beans and bacon."
"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!"
"I found this recipe four years ago and it has become a Thanksgiving staple in our home!!"
"Everyone loved this when I made it for both thanksgivings we went to. On the sweetside but very good."
"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."
"Absolutely delicious. Used frozen green beans since fresh weren't available, and it turned out wonderful."
"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!"