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Green Beans with Glazed Onions

No recipe image available.An extraordinary green bean casserole to grace your holiday meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 (16-ounce) bags frozen pearl onions, thawed
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar - divided use
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt - divided use
3 pounds fresh green beans, cleaned and trimmed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. In medium saucepan, combine onions, 4 tablespoons vinegar, butter, vegetable oil, thyme, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Heat over low heat until butter is melted; stirring to coat onions. Place mixture on a baking sheet and roast in a 400°F (205°C) oven for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions are browned nicely; remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Blanch green beans in large saucepan of boiling water just until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; set aside.
  3. In small bowl, whisk together olive oil, mustard, sugar, the remaining 4 tablespoons of the vinegar, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the dressing together with the onions and the green beans. Place the mixture in a large casserole dish and cover.*
  5. Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

*Recipe can be made ahead at this point and refrigerated for a day. Bring to room temperature before cooking.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.