French Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

French green beans with caramalized onions

This side is so yummy! The caramelized onions add so much flavor! We love to make these for holidays and special occasions.


2 pounds french green beans

1/2 cup butter

4 large onions

Sea salt and pepper

Place the green beans in a large pot and fill half way with water. Place the lid on the pot and cook until tender. Cut the top of the onions and lay on cut side so the root side is facing up. Cut straight down through the onion. Then lay on side and cut thin half moon shaped slices.

Onion cut in half

Saute the onions with the butter, sea salt and pepper. Stirring occasionally in the beginning.

caramalized onion 1

Continue to stir regularly to keep the onions form burning. I like my onions just a little darker than the picture below.

caramalized onions


Strain the green beans and add put them in a serving dish. Add the onions and a little more butter. Check the seasonings. Serve immediately.


Emily Saddler

Emily is first a wife to her best friend Ryan, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, Holistic Health Practitioner in the state of Utah and Traditional Naturopath outside of the state of Utah, master gardener, yoga/pilates instructor, certified clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist, and doula. She is a very passionate advocate of all things Mother Nature! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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