Green Beans with Balsamic-Shallot Butter

Green Beans With Balsamic-shallot Butter Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Nice green bean dish that can be prepared ahead of time. From Bon Appetit.

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10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


1/2 c
balsamic vinegar
2 large
shallots, finely chopped
4 Tbsp
butter, room temperature
2 lb
green beans, trimmed
salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Green Beans with Balsamic-Shallot Butter


  • 1Combine vinegar and shallots in heavy small saucepan.
  • 2Boil over medium heat until most vinegar is absorbed (about 1 tablespoon liquid should remain in pan), stirring frequently, about 6 minutes.
  • 3Transfer mixture to small bowl; cool completely.
  • 4Add butter; mix with fork until blended.
  • 5Cook beans in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 6 minutes. Drain.
  • 6Refresh under cold water; drain.
  • 7Pat dry with paper towels. (Balsamic-shallot butter and beans can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately; chill.)
  • 8Combine beans and balsamic-shallot butter in large nonstick skillet.
  • 9Toss over medium heat until beans are heated through, about 5 minutes.
  • 10Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

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About Green Beans with Balsamic-Shallot Butter

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy