July 24, 2009

Balsamic Green Beans

A great tasting and satisfying side dish with provincial flavors.  

Balsamic Green Beans
Serves 4 

1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves -minced
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound fresh green beans

Wash and cut off stem end of green beans. Blanch beans in boiling water for 4 minutes, drain and set aside. Melt butter adding the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic cooking until begins to turn brown. Stir in vinegar, oregano, red pepper and stir for a minute. Add the beans and sauté for about 10 minutes or until tender.


  1. The green beans look amazing. But I don't see how much balsamic to use. Probably just having a blonde moment.

  2. Thanks for catching this..........I think it was my moment to have one..........It is now corrected.....