Green Beans with Onion

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  • prep 5 min    cook 30 min
  • serves 6

In this traditional Southern side dish, green beans are flavored with onions, cayenne pepper and herbs.


  • 1 pound fresh green beans or 1 package (16 ounces) frozen whole green beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium-size yellow onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried marjoram leaves and oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

    How to make it  40 minutes

  • 1

    In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 inch of water to a boil over high heat. Add fresh whole beans. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp-tender. (Or cook the frozen beans according to package directions.) Drain, removing the beans.

  • 2

    In the same saucepan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the onion and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender and browned. Stir in the beans, marjoram, oregano, salt and red pepper. Heat through.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 50
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 91mg
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fiber: 3g

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