Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (1587.57 g) can green beans, Drained
  • 354.88 ml sugar
  • 2 large white onions, Sliced Into Rings
  • 453.59 g packagecheap bacon (Usually They Are About A Pound Or So)
  • 354.88 ml white vinegar
  • 0.25 ml garlic
  • 44.37 ml 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.
Most Helpful

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!

Susie D August 15, 2006