Green Beans with Onion


1 pound fresh or frozen green beans 

1 Tablespoon olive or vegetable oil

1  medium sized yellow onion, sliced

1/2 teaspoon each marjoram and oregano

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)


In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 inch of water to a boil over high heat. 

Add fresh whole beans.

Lower the heat and simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes or until crisp-tender.

(If frozen, cook according to the package)

Drain, remove the beans.


In the same saucepan, heat the oil over moderate heat. 

Add the onion and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender and browned.

Stir in the beans, marjoram, oregano, salt and red pepper. Heat through.

Serves About 6