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Gluten Free Green Beans with Balsamic Onions recipe
Gluten Free Green Beans with Balsamic Onions Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 123 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • Non-stick olive oil spray
  • 6 large onions (about 2½ pounds) peeled, each cut through vertically through root end into 12 or 14 wedges
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups canned gluten-free chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 pounds slender green beans ends trimmed
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Spray 2 heavy baking sheets with non-stick spray. Arrange onion wedges in a single layer on the baking sheets and dot with 4 tablespoons of butter. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until onions are dark brown, stirring once or twice – about 40 minutes.

  3. While onions are baking, boil broth in a large, heavy skillet over high heat until reduced to about ½ cup, about 6-8 minutes. Add sugar and vinegar and cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil.

  4. Add the onions to the sauce, reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until the liquid is reduced and syrupy, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Reheat over low heat or in microwave.

  5. Cook green beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp tender -- about 5 minutes. Drain well. Return to same pot, add remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and toss to coat. 
  6. If making ahead, cook beans for about 4 minutes, drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Wrap in paper towels, then in cling-wrap and refrigerate until just before serving time. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet or pot, add green beans and re-heat.
  7. Serve beans in a large shallow bowl topped with onions.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Green Beans with Balsamic Onions Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 153mg6%
Potassium 353mg10%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 955IU19%
Vitamin C 20.6mg25%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.