Organic Emily

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 a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban 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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