No more boring beans! In this recipe, the familiar green bean takes on an exciting new flavor. Onions, sugar, and balsamic vinegar coat the beans in a sweet, but tangy sauce.

Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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  • In a large heavy skillet, heat margarine or butter over medium heat until melted. Cook and stir onion and sugar in margarine or butter about 10 minutes or until the onion is very tender and golden brown. Stir in vinegar. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more or until liquid evaporates. Stir in the roasted red peppers, olives, basil, salt, and black pepper. Remove skillet from heat; cover with foil and keep warm.

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan cook the green beans, covered, in a small amount of boiling water about 10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. To serve, stir caramelized onion into green beans.

Nutrition Facts

84 calories; protein 2.2g 5% DV; carbohydrates 13.1g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 4.2g 17% DV; sugars 5g; fat 3.4g 5% DV; saturated fat 1.6g 8% DV; cholesterol 6.6mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 639.9IU 13% DV; vitamin c 53.9mg 90% DV; folate 39.4mcg 10% DV; calcium 46.8mg 5% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 25.8mg 9% DV; potassium 267.2mg 8% DV; sodium 206.7mg 8% DV.