Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

An adaptation of my memory of green beans served in a steak house in Omaha Nebraska. The owner's daughter would only tell us that the secret to this sweet sour dish was something that most people throw away. Pictured here with No-Nonsense Chuck Eye steak #238451

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add oil and butter to a large frying pan, heat until melted.
  2. Add onion and saute until nearly transparent.
  3. Add green beans, stirring until heated.
  4. Add pickle juice and dill, stir to coat, and serve hot.
  5. Depending on the pickle juice used, a little sugar might be needed if the dish is too sour for your taste.
Most Helpful

These were good, they definitely had a different flavor than my normal grean beens which I season with onions, bacon and a little garlic. My husband and I both like them, but my husband couldn't guess the secret ingredient, I finally had to tell him. I love the flavor of bacon in my green beans and I'm wondering what these green beans would taste like with bacon? I might just have to experiment! Thanks for sharing!

Kim D. September 17, 2002

Bill I really enjoyed the unique flavor of these beans - imagine pickle juice! I had frozen beans so I steamed them and then followed your recipe omitting the sugar as I used sweet pickle jiice. Next time I will use canned beans because it is so simple Thanks Bill it's a keeper

Bergy July 17, 2002

I love green beans anyway I can get them. DH on the other hand does not. Convinced him to try these and he actually liked them! Enough to go back for seconds. The recipe doesn't say to or not but as I was cooking it only made sense to include the liquid from the can of beans. It worked well. I also added the optional sugar. Flavor was different but excellent! Had this with Brother William's Solo Baked Chicken Breast (doubled) which we enjoyed also.

Little_Sister September 25, 2008