I am a Southern green bean girl! That means I like my green beans cooked through so they’re soft with a little of the fat hugging each bean, meaning there’s great flavor with each bite!
When I saw a recipe on Weight Watchers for green beans, I was a little skeptical, but thought it was worth a try. The result? A.Maz.Ing side dish!! The caramelized onions give this dish tremendous flavor! I did cook my green beans a little longer than the recipe says, because I didn’t want them to be crispy-tender – I wanted them cooked through. You can choose your cooking time to suit your liking, of course!
But whatever you do, you need to give these a try! You’ll feel like you pulled out one of your “special event” recipes! We’ve had them several times since I discovered them, and I truly think I could eat them every week and not mind it all!
Green Beans with Caramelized Onions
1 tsp Olive oil
1 Tbl. Sugar
16 oz. Frozen pearl onion(s)
16 oz, or whole green beans Frozen cut green beans
2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped Dill
1/2 tsp able salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper
- Heat oil and sugar together in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until tender and golden brown, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes.
- Add green beans and cook until crisp-tender, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in dill, salt and pepper. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.
These are only 1 point on all WW plans! By the way, I’d encourage you, if you’re seeking to lose some weight, check Weight Watchers out! They offer free starts all the time. It’s such a great plan to follow because it’s a change of eating that becomes a habit and way of life. You eat normal foods and can eat all the good things! It’s been one year now since my husband and I started the plan and we have maintained our weight, even with some indulgences for special celebrations! I get no kick-back – I just want to help you! You can join for as little as just under $4 a month!
I’m curious – are you a Southern green bean girl, too? Or do you like the beans just warmed up a little?