Easy String Beans and Onions

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup onions, halved and sliced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 clove garlic, grated (on a rasp)

1 1/2 pounds fresh string beans, sliced into thirds

1 cup chicken stock

Lemon wedge, for spritzing


  1. In a saute pan with straight sides or a medium pot, add the olive oil and raise the heat to medium-high. Add the onions and season with a pinch of salt and grind or 2 of pepper. Cook the onions, stirring and moving around, until tender and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and lower the heat. Continue cooking until fragrant and tender, about 2 minutes. Add the string beans and season with salt and pepper. Stir to coat, and then add the chicken stock. Raise the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook until the green beans are very tender, about 25 minutes. Spritz with lemon just before serving.
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