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Beans with Balsamic Reduction

I always grow green beans in the garden and often plant them up to 3 times a year. This recipe for green beans with a balsamic vinegar reduction is one that I quickly threw together one night. it's fast, simple and can be served as a side dish for an easy family dinner or an elegant meal.

The balsamic vinegar and white wine combine in the reduction to give the beans a slightly sweet glaze and the quick cooking time lets the beans retain their crispness and fresh green color.

Green Beans with Balsamic Reduction Sauce Side Dish

  • 2 cups fresh green beans cleaned and trimmed
  • 1/2 cup slivered onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine (I prefer Riesling)
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Slivered almonds (optional)

In a large skillet, melt the butter and add green beans, onion and garlic. saute for 3-4 minutes over medium high heat until onions start to become translucent. add white wine and vinegar, stirring well and tossing beans to fully coat. reduce heat to medium low and cook for 5-6 minutes more, allowing vinegar and wine to reduce some. finish with 1 tablespoon butter, stirring to fully melt and incorporate.

transfer to serving bowl and if desired top with slivered almonds.


 

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