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 These simple spicy green beans make an easy and elegant side dish perfect for thanksgiving! These are not your traditional green bean casserole. Were spicing things up this thanksgiving and adding a twist to some of our favorite side dishes to serve.

If you’re in the market for an updated green bean recipe- keep on reading!

The recipe is extremely easy to make and frees up the oven since were using the grill. If it’s too cold out or you don’t have access to a grill, you can blister the beans in the oven, they will still turn out delicious. A quick way to do this is to toss them in some aluminum foil you don’t necessarily need a tray for this just wrap them up sprayed with some olive oil and squeeze them in the oven where there’s space.

The beans need to be carefully handled on the grill as to avoid them slipping through the grates. Grilling the beans also adds a nice char and ups the flavour just a little. You can place foil on the grill to avoid having any beans fall through if you prefer to keep things safe.

We went with some Asian flavours like garlic chili sauce and soy sauce to marinate the beans and garnished the dish with caramelized onions, roasted peanuts and sesame seeds. We promise these flavours will pair nicely with your mains and the charred taste is what really makes this dish!

Try not to over grill the beans, I like to serve my beans with a nice little crunch! If you make any of our thanksgiving recipes be sure to share and tag us! @thecommunalfeast #thecommunalfeast

SPICY GRILLED GREEN BEANS WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS
Yield: 8

SPICY GRILLED GREEN BEANS WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

These simple spicy green beans make an easy and elegant side dish perfect for thanksgiving! These are not your traditional green bean casserole, were spicing things up this thanksgiving and adding a twist to some of our favorite side dishes to serve.

If you’re in the market for an update green bean recipe, keep on reading!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. green beans, ends trimmed
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. chili garlic paste
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • Pinch red pepper flakes Kosher salt
  • Garnish:
  • Sesame seeds
  • Thinly sliced green onions
  • Caramelized onions
  • Crispy onions –store bought and optional if you can find them
  • Roasted chopped peanuts
  • For the caramelized onions:
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

    For the caramelized onions:

    1. Slice the onions: Trim the tip and root from the onions, cut them in half and
    remove the skins. Slice the onion from root to stem into thin slices.

    2. Melt the butter: Place your skillet over medium heat and melt the butter.

    3. Add the onions: Add all the onions to the pan and stir them gently to coat with butter.

    4. Caramelize the onions: Check the onions every 5 to 10 minutes. Stir the onions and scrape up any fond that forms on the bottom of the skillet. Exact cooking times will vary with the number of onions you're cooking, their liquid and sugar content, and their age: 
    • Around 10 Minutes: Onions will start to soften and turn translucent
    in spots. They will release a lot of liquid into the pan.

    • Around 20 Minutes: Onions will be very soft and starting to break down. Some onions will start to show spots of caramelization and you may see some fond starting to build up in the pan. Adjust the heat if the onions seem to be cooking too quickly or you notice any
    burnt spots.

    • Around 30 Minutes: Onions should be light blonde in color and starting to become jammy. More fond is starting to build up, but it should still be fairly easy to scrape it up with the evaporating liquid from the onions.

    • Around 40 Minutes: Onions are golden and starting to smell very caramelized.

    5. Deglaze the pan and salt the onions: When your onions have finished cooking, pour a splash of balsamic vinegar,As the liquid bubbles, scrape up the fond and stir it into the onions. Use additional liquid as necessary to scrape up all the fond. Salt the onions to taste.


For the beans:

1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat or a grill pan to high.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, chili garlic pasta, honey, and red pepper flakes; then add green beans and toss to coat. Season with salt.

3. Place green beans on grill pan and cook until charred all over, about 7 minutes total. (If you’re using a grill, lay a thick piece of foil over grates and place green beans on top. Grill as instructed.) 

Garnish with sesame seeds, green onions, caramelized onions, crispy
onions, pepper and roasted peanuts.



SPICY GRILLED GREEN BEANS WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS

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