Honey Balsamic Green Beans (Tried & True)

By RAYT721

  • * 2 cups Homemade Fresh Green Beans

  • * 1 tbsp Olive Oil

  • * 1 Garlic Clove

  • * 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

  • * 1 tsp Sugar Free Honey (we use sugar free)

  • * 1 tsp Onion Powder

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. add the beans and blanch them for 2 minutes. Immediately remove the beans from the water and add them to an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Drain.

  2. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and green beans. Cover, and cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Uncover, then stir in the vinegar, honey, onion powder and salt & pepper to taste. Cook to desired degree of doneness, about 4-6 minutes.

  3. Transfer the beans to a serving bowl and serve.

Nutritional Facts

calories 71
total fat 5.18 g
cholesterol 1.61 mg
sodium 112.63 mg
carbs 5.83 g
dietary fiber 2.57 g
sugar .7 g
Protein 1.61 g

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11 replies

RAYT721 2011-01-06 20:08:03 -0600 Report

I did want to add: honey is a complex solution of many sugars, including fructose (38%), glucose (32%), sucrose (2%), maltose (7%) and other sugars, acids and flavor compounds (4%). These carbohydrates should be accounted for in your diet. The "sugar free" honey that I purchase is made with Xylitol, a sugar substitute so it is not a pure honey… it is a honey substitute and the label does read, "sugar free."

defeater 2011-01-05 20:22:47 -0600 Report

NO ONE IS STUPID, no matter where you are in you walk in life,you/we are in a learning process,your wife need to walk in your sandals,no offense intended. I agree with 1 teaspoon of honey,and if you bake,add it to biscuits,bread,etc,instead of splenda,etc.

RAYT721 2011-01-05 20:07:31 -0600 Report

Perhaps the word I was seeking was "honey substitute" … yes, Joanne, a more natural version of the processed honey. But hey if people want to call me stupid, they are actually calling me a nicer name than my wife calls me. :) … I don't take offense. Maybe I am too stupid??? Anyway, try the recipe… it's GREAT!!!

joanne denison
joanne denison 2011-01-05 19:47:27 -0600 Report

i have not heard of "sugar free honey" but i suspect it is some sort of processed, unnatural product which should be avoided.

many food products which are imitations of the natural ones are often harmful. probably a tsp of nautral honey for 4 cups of beans is probably okay, but put it in your carb counts. 50 carbs total for diabetics per day is probably okay for most, but count your carbs and make sure your fasting blood sugar is 100 or less.

joanne denison
joanne denison 2011-01-05 19:44:06 -0600 Report

dear bonnie;

okay, you got some people to apologize to, honey has lots and lots of sugar in it and should not be consumed by any diabetic.

limited quantities for those that are not overweight and are not diabetic or prediabetic (symptoms such as being overweight or having heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, etc.)

Bonnie 2011-01-05 19:10:29 -0600 Report

You stupid people, of course Honey does NOT have sugar in it, its a natural produce of BEES!! Straight from the bee hive to you!!!

RAYT721 2010-12-15 11:11:14 -0600 Report

I am looking forward to hearing feedback on what you guys think of this easy and nutritious side. Even if you hate it, let me and other know. I give it four thumbs up… two from each, my wife and I.

RAYT721 2010-12-14 21:08:19 -0600 Report

NOTE: Uncover, then stir in the vinegar, honey, onion powder and salt & pepper to taste.