Let’s get you more ideas for your holiday dinner! I’m sharing another side dish today. It’s French Onion Green Beans, fresh green beans cooked with pearl onions in French onion sauce!
I’ve been experimenting with different ideas for our Thanksgiving dinner and this is has been voted a keeper!
I usually make fresh green beans with cranberries, pecans and white wine sauce but I wanted to try something new. This weekend, I tried these French Onion Green Beans just for fun and they turned out AMAZING!
After we had it for dinner, I asked hubby if he liked these green beans better than the ones I usually make for Thanksgiving. He went back and forward for a while but ultimately decided that I should make this dish for our holiday dinner this year.
You know the best part? Try dipping whatever bread you are serving with dinner in this French Onion sauce.
Oh…my…word! FOOD HEAVEN!!
French Onion Green Beans
- 1 lb green beans
- 1 cup pearl onions cut in half
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp white granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 1/2 cups beef stock
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- black pepper
- Heat up the olive oil in a large pan.
- Saute the onions until nicely browned. Sprinkle with flour and stir.
- Slowly add the red wine and beef stock while stirring constantly.
- Stir in the tomato paste and grate in the garlic.
- Add sugar, salt, pepper and thyme. Stir well.
- Once the sauce gets thicker, add green beans. Cook the green beans in the sauce until they reach desired "crunchiness." (Yes, that is the word I want to use!)
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I love this twist on green beans, I bet they taste incredible!
I’ve been obsessed with French Onion Soup during this pregnancy….so these green beans are calling my name! Great recipe!
Marisa Franca says
You must have been reading my mind!! I love green beans and I wanted to do something special I think I’ll use Haricot vert. I don’t like using premade sauce i.e. mushroom soup. It has too much of a “canned” taste and the fried onion topping tastes artificial. Anyway, this sounds perfect. Sometime I’ll share the story of bread dipping in sauce while dining in a Naples restaurant 🙂
Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet says
I love how you added pearl onions to these! They look delicious!
Oh MY! These beans do look like food heaven!! YUM!
Oh yeah, Looks good for Thanksgiving for sure!