Simply Filling and Core Recipes - Recipe of the Day: Green Beans and Onions

03-21-2005, 10:56 AM
Green Beans and Onions

"No more boring beans! In this recipe, the familiar green bean takes
on an exciting new flavor. Onions, Splenda, and balsamic vinegar
create a sweet and tangy sauce."

Serving Size : 4

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 teaspoon Splenda
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup bottled roasted red peppers -- finely chopped and drained
1/4 cup pitted ripe olives -- sliced
2 tablespoons fresh basil -- snipped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound green beans -- trimmed and cut into 2" lengths

Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add onion and Splenda to the skillet. Cook and stir about 10 minutes or till the onion is very tender and golden brown. Stir in vinegar. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes more or till liquid is evaporated. Stir in the roasted red peppers, olives, basil, salt, and black pepper. Remove from heat; cover and keep warm.

Meanwhile, in a covered medium saucepan cook the green beans in a small amount of boiling water about 10 minutes or till crisp-tender; drain. Stir the onion mixture into green beans.