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Sauteed Green Beans with Onions

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Warm Green Beans Sauteed with Onions, cayenne pepper, and extra virgin olive oil until they are tender and crispy makes a healthy and flavorful side dish every time.  

Thanksgiving is next week and no doubt it will feel different this year but we will make the best of it, and on the menu, we always serve a side of our delicious sauteed green beans with onions.      

A perfect side dish and one everyone will enjoy. 

These green beans are delightful for vegetarians and vegan lovers!  Dairy-free, gluten-free, and cooked in one skillet, plus – reheating is never a problem.   

As always, the flavor is so amazing and a little addicting, my family requests these green beans every year.

 

 

Sauteed Green Beans with Onions by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

Why we love green beans…

  • Green beans provide enough Vitamins C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin K in just one cup as part of your daily allowance.  They are a great source of nutrients and benefits, including a good source of dietary fiber.

  • Plus, they contain protein, are fat-free, and low in calories, whether eaten raw, sautéed, or stir-fried.

  • Green beans are also low FODMAP food. 

  • For more information, check out healthy and good nutrition benefits about green beans.   

 

Green Beans or String Beans…

As sisters, we had a discussion over whether to call them green beans or string beans.  So we googled to find out, and we found out they are one and the same! 

So, whatever your preference is to call them, enjoy this vitamin-rich vegetable and this recipe.

It happens to be one of our favorite side dishes because you can make it a day in advance, then reheat the next day before serving. 

And, that helps tremendously when cooking for Thanksgiving… right?!

 

 

 

Sauteed Green Beans with Onions by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 
 
 
 

And, you probably noticed we love adding cayenne pepper into our foods; it also benefits the metabolism, helping to give it a healthy boost.  

Our mom always said cayenne pepper wakes up the flavors in every dish.

It’s another great way to get your family to eat more “healthy greens,” and one we think they will enjoy.

 

 

*Full recipe card below!

Ingredients Needed for Sautéed Green Beans with Onions:

  • 1 pound of fresh string beans – washed, ends clipped and discarded

  • 1/2  large onion – chopped

  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/8 tsp. organic cayenne pepper

  • salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

 

1.  In a large skillet,  and on moderate heat, heat extra virgin olive oil and add the onions.  Sauté the onions until golden color, about 5 to 10 minutes.  Stirring often, you don’t want the onions to burn. 

2.  Add string beans (while still wet).

Green beans are cooking in a large skillet on stovetop. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

3.  Add cayenne pepper.   Then cover the pan and lower the heat to simmer.   This will also steam the beans while simmering.

4.   Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add salt, fresh cracked pepper, and garlic powder to taste.  Taste the beans for tenderness, then remove and transfer to a bowl and serve.

Serves 4

 

 

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Sauteed Green Beans with Onions by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

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Sauteed Green Beans with Onions

Sauteed Green Beans with Onions

Warm green beans sauteed with onions, cayenne pepper, and extra virgin olive oil until they are tender and crispy makes a healthy and flavorful side dish that will compliment any meat or poultry.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of fresh string beans - washed, ends clipped and discarded
  • 1/2 large onion - chopped
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. organic cayenne pepper
  • salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet and on moderate heat. Add the onions and sauté, stirring often, until they are golden, and caramelized about 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add string beans (while still wet).
  3. Add cayenne pepper. Cover the pan and lower the heat to simmer. This will also steam the beans while simmering.
  4. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add salt, fresh cracked pepper, and garlic powder to taste.
  6. Taste the beans for tenderness, then remove and transfer to a bowl. Serve.
  7. Serves 4

 

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 xo Anna and Liz

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Sandra Favre-Byles
    November 19, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Delicious!I can’t wait to try this simple recipe out – plenty of time to try out new recipes with the colder weather settling in! I’ll be back for more lovely ideas! Your photos make everything look so tempting!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      November 19, 2020 at 11:49 am

      Thank you so much, Sandra! This one happens to be our favorite green beans dish. Have a great day!

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    10 Favorite Thanksgiving Sides - 2 Sisters Recipes by Anna and Liz
    November 22, 2017 at 4:03 am

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    November 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    doesnt get better than this! A wonderful holiday side dish

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    November 18, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    This is a wonderful recipe! I oven roast green beans all the time but adore caramelized onions so this will be my next green bean fix! Thanks ladies – make-ahead with fully awake flavors – perfect!

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    Joanne
    November 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    The simple, bright flavors in this are just lovely!

  • Reply
    Barbara Bakes
    November 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    What a great idea to make them a day in advance and just reheat.

  • Reply
    CQUEK
    November 24, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Love this recipe.

  • Reply
    Abbe Odenwalder
    November 24, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Somehow the veggies always get overlooked and they are my favorite part of the meal! i love green beans!

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    Val
    November 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    A perfect Thanksgiving side dish.

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    November 23, 2013 at 6:29 am

    It doesn't get any better than this, Ladies. And what a great reminder that there is more to a Thanksgiving feast than pie and stuffing! Well done!! Hope you both enjoy your weekend 🙂

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