The combination of flavors is what makes this dish a hit!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil and sugar in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions; cook and stir until tender and golden brown, about 10 minutes.

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  • Mix the green beans with the onions, and cook for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and season with dill, salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

73 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 13.2g 4% DV; fat 1.7g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 155.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2008
This was a very good recipe. I tried making it a few times a couple different ways and the best way is as follows. First cook the oil, sugar, and onion on LOW heat. Get it started on med-high, but once the onions start sizzling turn it down to low and stir every once in a while. Second I added a splash of balsamic vinegar (maybe a teaspoon at most). Third I cooked the beans in the microwave first, then threw them in the onion mix and cooked for an additional 5 minutes or so. Hope this helps! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/30/2006
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving for my family of 15 it was very easy to make and smelled delicious however the final product got poor reviews very bland compared to everything else on the table. Sorry but it was a unanimous vote not to make this again. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
01/30/2006
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving for my family of 15 it was very easy to make and smelled delicious however the final product got poor reviews very bland compared to everything else on the table. Sorry but it was a unanimous vote not to make this again. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2008
This was a very good recipe. I tried making it a few times a couple different ways and the best way is as follows. First cook the oil, sugar, and onion on LOW heat. Get it started on med-high, but once the onions start sizzling turn it down to low and stir every once in a while. Second I added a splash of balsamic vinegar (maybe a teaspoon at most). Third I cooked the beans in the microwave first, then threw them in the onion mix and cooked for an additional 5 minutes or so. Hope this helps! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2005
I made this instead of the traditional green bean casserrole on Thanksgiving. They were pretty good but not terrific. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2008
It was really really hard for me to not throw some garlic in as I was cooking but I stayed true to the recipe and it is an excellent side dish. A nice change of pace from my usual garlic & EVOO roasted green beans. Def worth trying! TY! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2006
i really like the concept of this dish. it may have been my fault but the sugar and olive oil turned brown pretty quickly and made it taste a little "burnt". i cooked on med-high heat as instructed but i think next time i'll cook on lower temp. i don't think sugar can handle being sauteed for 10 mins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2011
I absolutely love this recipe and have made it many times especially for parties. I use 2 or 3 sliced fresh onions in place of the frozen pearl onions and whole frozen green beans in place of the cut ones and it looks beautiful. I carmelize the onions with the oil and sugar for about 10 - 15 minutes on low heat (check every couple minutes and give it a stir) then add the green beans until it stops "smoking" (from the ice) and is heated through. After I take it off I add the fresh dill (I made it once with dried dill weed and it was awful) salt and pepper. It has a beautiful presentation tastes great and is easy to put together. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2008
I've made this recipe several times, and even without the dill weed (I forgot it the first time until after I had emptied the skillet), it got rave reviews. I think I added a little freshly ground black pepper at the end. I also put the green beans in at the end until they are just heated and very bright green. This keeps them still a bit crunchy, which my husband and our guy friends like. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
This is the tastiest easiest side I've made in a long time! I was so pleased that I recapped the entire experience on my blog. You will LOVE this recipe! http://www.littlecalorie.com/recipes/2008/6/26/balsamic-seared-chicken-with-caramelized-green-beans-pearl-o.html Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
Yummy! Read More
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