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.
- 1⁄4 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced thinly or chopped
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 -2 tablespoon granulated sugar, to taste
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup half-and-half cream or 1⁄4 cup light cream
- 2 (16 ounce) cans green beans, rinsed and drained,reserving 3/4 cup of the canning liquid
- 1 cup creme fraiche or 1 cup sour cream (optional)
- 2 tablespoons cooked crumbled bacon, to taste
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or as needed to thicken)
- In a large skillet, melt butter and saute onions and mushrooms until very tender.
- Whisk in flour and sugar and vinegar until blended well.
- Add parsley, half-n-half, and reserved bean liquid and whisk until blended.
- Cook until slightly thickened over medium heat.
- Stir in beans and sour cream (if using) and cook until heated through and just started to bubble-but DO NOT BOIL.
- Remove from heat and sprinkle bacon on top.
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.
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.
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.