Green Beans with Glazed Shallots in Lemon-Dill Butter

In 15 minutes, you can cook fresh green beans and coat them with a citrus butter sauce. A super side dish!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
lb fresh green beans, trimmed
2
tablespoons butter
2
shallots, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1
tablespoon chopped fresh dill weed
1/4
teaspoon salt

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  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat 1 to 2 inches water to boiling. Add beans; boil uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; return to Dutch oven.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallots; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in sugar. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until shallots are glazed and brown. Stir in lemon juice, dill weed and salt.
  • 3 Add shallot mixture to green beans; toss to coat.
  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat 1 to 2 inches water to boiling. Add beans; boil uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; return to Dutch oven.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallots; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in sugar. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until shallots are glazed and brown. Stir in lemon juice, dill weed and salt.
  • 3 Add shallot mixture to green beans; toss to coat.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Shallots look like mini onions and taste like a mild mix of garlic and onion. You can usually find them near the onions in the produce section of the supermarket.

You can substitute 1/4 cup finely chopped onion for the shallots.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.