Spicy Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions provide a simple addition to this spicy green bean side dish - ready in just 25 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
1
tablespoon sugar
1
large white onion, thinly sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1
lb fresh green beans, trimmed
2
tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil and sugar over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add onion; cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender and light golden brown. Remove onion from skillet.
  • 2 To same skillet, add remaining ingredients. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until beans are crisp-tender. Stir in onion; cook until thoroughly heated.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.