Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is my husband's favorite ways of preparing green beans. My mom loves it too!


  1. Combine beans and a small amount of water in a saucepan, over a moderate flame.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and steam until tender and heated through.
  3. Remove from heat, drain well.
  4. Combine bacon and onions in a skillet, over a moderate flame heat and stir for 5-10 minutes, until lightly browned.
  5. Add beer and sugar-mix well.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Heat to a boil.
  8. Remove from heat, add the spaetzle and pour over beans.
  9. Serve hot.
  10. Here is a spaetzle recipe. I haven't tried it yet. I generally use the Recipe #2 from Norpro Spaetzle Maker package. I'll post that recipe as Spaetzle Recipe #2.
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Exactly what I was looking for. I did not have a beer handy so I used some homemade chicken stock concentrate-other than that I followed your ingredients/directions and am thrilled with the results! Easy recipe to follow-GREAT flavor and yes, I will be making this again. And again. And...

Dib's April 27, 2012