Thursday, November 14, 2013

Green Beans with Mushrooms

The next few posts are all going to be good solid sides in preparation for Thanksgiving!  I figure everyone is either going to be eating Turkey or Stuffed Acorn Squash or delicious Lentil Loaf and just need some sides to fill in the gaps between the rolls and dessert!

These green beans are very simple and easy to put together, but for whatever reason, the addition of mushroom and thinly sliced sauteed onions all sauteed with some very dry sherry or white wine just makes them seem so much more elegant.   If I want them to be extra fancy, I will use the fancy "thinner" green beans (not French!).  Everyone loves these and I love their simplicity. And really, they are so much better for you than the creamy green bean casserole!

Green Beans with Mushrooms
serves 6-8
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut in half and sliced thin
  • 1 lb fancy green beans -- either frozen or fresh
  • 8 pk sliced mushrooms, either white or baby bellas
  • 1/4 cup very dry sherry or white wine

-- Start by satuing the onion for 3-4 minutes.
-- Add in the remaining ingredients and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until green beans are cooked through and mushrooms are soft and onions starting to turn brown, about 15 minutes 

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