Balsamic Glazed Green Beans and Cremini Mushrooms

Balsamic Green Beans & Mushrooms

Betcha can't eat just one!
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We’re eating a simple summer side-dish or crisp green beans and cremini mushrooms deglazed with balsamic vinegar.

Admission: I think I could eat an entire pound of green beans myself! Seriously, I freaking LOVE green beans and have been known to eat entire meals based around them. Doesn’t matter to me if they are crisp and hardly cooked or boiled to death with bacon and onions (country style), or if they are sitting in a lovely sauce or simply tossed with a little butter, salt & pepper. Those long stringy little pods of joy brighten my day. As it happens, this is one of the many great ways I enjoy eating green beans. I hope you guys enjoy them as well!

A Green Bean Recipe, by Amanda
Balsamic Glazed Green Beans and Cremini Mushrooms

1 lb green beans, trimmed
10 cremini mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 tsp canola oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling add a handful of salt. Stir, then add the green beans. Boil the green beans in the salted water for 5 minutes. Strain.

While the water is coming to a boil, place a saute pan over medium heat. Add the oil to the pan. Once the pan and oil have preheated, about 2-3 minutes, add the mushrooms to the pan. Sprinkle with a pinch on kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper then stir. Saute for about 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms have begun to caramelize.

Add the strained green beans to the pan. Stir. Add the balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pan, stirring to scrape up any bits stuck to the bottom. Allow the vinegar to almost completely simmer away, leaving only a sweet glaze on the beans & mushrooms. Taste a green bean then adjust seasoning as desire with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Enjoy!

9 comments so far:

  1. Tracey says:

    Ooh, I just got green beans in my farm share. Thanks for the recipe… I’ll try it this week. Yum.

  2. Amanda says:

    I wish I was a member of a CSA! I’m envious, Tracey. :-) I hope you like the green beans. They are suuuuper simple but so delicious.

  3. Looks absolutely tasty and very healthy. Thanks for the recipe, definitely gonna try it.

  4. peabody says:

    Always looking for new ways to make green beans, yum.

  5. kitchen says:

    Simple and yummy.

  6. Cullen says:

    I’m totally with you on your green-bean-love!

  7. Amanda says:

    @harcoutbreton – thanks!

    @peabody- me too! especially since I’ve pretty much never met a green bean I didn’t love.

    @kitchen – exactly!

    @cullen – hell yeah! i was thinking i might want to go to green bean anonymous there for a while. ;-)

  8. Kristie says:

    I made this and loved it. Green beans and mushrooms. Yummy!

  9. Jessica says:

    A big fan of green beans so I had to and tried it last night, and oh my, what an amazing recipe.
    The fun part was I had a glass of amarula on the side, and that was brilliant, just brought the spirit of Africa to my meal. thanks to Amarula and green beans :))
    Jessica | http://www.amarula.com

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