Gruene Bohnen (German Green Beans)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a simple, homey German-style dish. It has a slightly sweet & sour taste. You may use reduced fat sour cream. Cook time is an estimate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter and saute onions and mushrooms until very tender.
  2. Whisk in flour and sugar and vinegar until blended well.
  3. Add parsley, half-n-half, and reserved bean liquid and whisk until blended.
  4. Cook until slightly thickened over medium heat.
  5. Stir in beans and sour cream (if using) and cook until heated through and just started to bubble-but DO NOT BOIL.
  6. Remove from heat and sprinkle bacon on top.


Most Helpful

Very tasty!! However, I didn't see flour listed in the list of ingredients. I thickened it with 2 T but should have used a bit more. But never the less, it was a huge success at this years Christmas feast!! Thanks for submitting it.

Nana RJ December 25, 2003

I liked this. I added less than a cup of sour cream. I think it kind of overpowered everything else. My son didn't care for it. I think that I may leave it out completely next time or add like a tablespoon at a time.

Delenn February 17, 2012

I think this is five stars but based on the general reaction of family, I gave it four stars. I took this to an Oktoberfest dinner and it was uniformly well received. Made it again today for New Year's Day and not as well received. Myself, I think it beats the socks off of the French's Onion green beans but not so with my family. Nonetheless, very nice way to make green beans. I confess, I use only 2 T of butter and one T of sugar. Very nice.

MollyJ January 01, 2011

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