Friday, February 1, 2013

Easy String Beans and Onions

I'm a HUGE fan of green beans. I love them. I grew up having green beans as a side dish a lot. My mom used canned beans, then fresh....whatever she had. 
I prefer fresh now, because you can make it taste like anything you want it to taste.
2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 Cup white or yellow onion, halved and sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, grated (on a rasp)
1 1/2lbs. fresh string beans, sliced into thirds
1 C. chicken stock
Lemon wedge for spritzing
Prepare your veggies first.
Cut off the stems.
Rinse and wash.
Cut onions, halved and sliced
In a Saute pan, with straight sides or a medium pot, add the olive oil and raise the heat to Medium high.
Add the onions and season with a pinch of salt and a grind or 2 of black pepper.
Cook the onions, stirring and moving around, until tender and translucent, about 4 minutes.
Add the garlic and LOWER the heat. Continue cooking for about 2 min.
ADD the string beans and season with salt and pepper. Stir to Coat.
Then, add the chicken stock. 
Raise the heat to a simmer and cover.
Cook until the green beans are very tender, about 25 minutes.
Spritz with Lemon just before serving.
My hubby makes the best ribs and we decided to pair it along BBQ basted chipotle rubbed ribs! YUM!

Enjoy! This is a simple staple and we enjoy it a lot!

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson, "Easy String Beans and Onions"

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