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Honey Balsamic Green Beans


Honey and balsamic vinegar add a great taste to fresh green beans. Serve as a side dish with chicken or pork chops.

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  • 16 ounces green beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper


Servings 4
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Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Add the beans and blanch them for 2 minutes. Immediately remove the beans from the water and add them to an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Drain.

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and green beans. Cover, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover, then stir in the vinegar, honey, onion powder, and salt and pepper, to taste. Cook to desired degree of doneness, about 4 to 6 minutes.

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