Sweet & Sour Green Beans

READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
Recipe by Chef Garlic

I found several Sweet & Sour Green Bean recipes over the years. Like any cook, I liked certain things about certain ones, and decided to make my own. So, here is the result! But, I dare you to have leftovers; as when you are lucky enough to, they are great cold!

Top Review by Susie D

I made adaptations to your recipe, but loved the result. I cooked the bacon (5 strips) in the microwave on paper towels. I used one 14oz can of wax beans and one 14oz can of cut green beans for color variation and I did everything on the stovetop. I added everything except the almonds and heated. The almonds were added before serving. It was quick, very tasty, and a recipe I would use again. Thank you for the idea and inspiration!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (28 ounce) cans green beans, Drained
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 2 large white onions, Sliced Into Rings
  • 1 (16 ounce) packagecheap bacon (Usually They Are About A Pound Or So)
  • 1 12 cups white vinegar
  • 1 dash garlic
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds


  1. Fry BACON and remove from fat.
  2. Mix SUGAR, VINEGAR and GARLIC; add to hot BACON FAT.
  3. Cook mixture for about 5 minutes over medium high heat.
  4. Place BEANS in a shallow baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle ALMONDS over BEANS.
  6. Place ONION rings on top of ALMONDS.
  7. Crumble BACON over the top of the ONIONS.
  8. Pour SUGAR/VINEGAR/GARLIC/BACON FAT mixture over the top of the BACON.
  9. Bake at 250 degrees for 4 hours.
  10. For a better presentation, I would drain the liquid off of the beans before serving, or serve the beans in soup bowls. But, keep the liquid, just in case you do reheat the beans.

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