Saturday, August 28, 2010

Roasted Green Beans and Onions

With our green bean plants somehow still producing, I found myself in need of a recipe. None of this just boil and eat them business. I turned first to my Taste of Home cookbook that my momma gave me for Christmas. I found the perfect recipe. (Perfect partially because I had everything on hand)
Hubby and I both really enjoyed the dish- but feel free to change it up to your taste. Don't put garlic in if you don't like it. Add more onion if you love the stuff. You get my drift.

Roasted Green Beans and Onions about 4 servings
(adapted from a recipe in Taste of Home)

3/4- 1 lb of green beans, ends snapped off and washed
1 small onion, thinly sliced into rings (or half rings if you're like me)
2 garlic cloves, sliced thin
1 tbl. red wine vinegar
1 tbl. olive oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. (I used my toaster oven here)
Bring a pot of water to a boil and blanch the beans for approx. 5 minutes or so. Their color will become more pronounced, but still be firm. Drain.
In a medium sized bowl, combine the beans with the remaining ingredients and mix until everything is covered in oil and vinegar. Place on a greased baking dish. Spread out a little bit- too much spreading and things will burn quickly.
Bake for 10 minutes and check. If you want it more cooked, stir and pop back in the oven for another 5 minutes of so. After 10 minutes, the beans and onions were plenty cooked for my taste. Enjoy!

I have linked up this delicious recipe at:


  1. I can't say that I've ever had roasted beans before - thanks for the recipe! ~Prairie of Alison Zulyniak

  2. oh yes! YUM!
    I love garlic and red wine vinegar on green beans!
    also: onions and hamhocks: onions, garlic and bacon... lots of pepper, dash of salt ;-)

  3. What a great variation! I've been sauteing them in olive oil with garlic, but I'll have to try this. Our bean plants are still producing too here in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

  4. Stopped by from It's a Blog Party... I'm trying this tonight! I think maybe I'll add some toasted almond slivers.

  5. I sauteed green beans last night in a bit of bacon grease and olive oil. I haven't tried roasting green beans in the oven though - what a great idea!

  6. i never thought to use a toaster oven for something like this...just another reason to get a good one! i have a ton of string beans in my fridge now..waiting to be eaten...i think perhaps this will be lunch! thanks for linking up to TNSC

  7. Oh! Never seen roasted beans but looks delicious! Thanks for sharing

  8. Just an update... the beans your way with some almond slivers (2-3 TBSP.) turned out fantastic!

  9. Thanks for sharing your recipe on Topsy Turvy Tuesday!

  10. Sounds delish!
    Thanks for linking up!