Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe turns plain canned green beans into an elegant, absolutely delicious side dish!


  1. Cook bacon until crisp and remove from pan.
  2. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Saute onion in drippings.
  4. Add brown sugar, vinegar and green beans.
  5. Crumble bacon into mixture.
  6. Simmer 20-30 minutes.
  7. Garnish with almonds and pimento, if desired.
Most Helpful

these green beans turned out pretty good. The recipe doesnt state if the green beans should be drained or not. I didnt drain mine and there was alot of juice. The flavor was good but I ended up adding more brown sugar to level out the vinegar a little more. I will probably serve these again but with variation.

chef mickeymoto November 27, 2008

I loved these beans. I was leary of the brown sugar, but they were perfect. I used six slices of bacon because it was the end of the package. Sauted the onions in olive oil. Thanks for a very good recipe.

Ycooks2 September 02, 2008

These are delicious! I had them at a wedding last weekend and went in search of a recipe. I've had them with and without the almonds, both ways are good. I've never tried the pimiento, though. VERY tasty.

Parrot Head Mama September 12, 2007