By lazyme on December 14, 2006
Photo by Charmie777
Photo by Charmie777
"This is a nice side dish to any German entree, especially pork. It can be made in the crockpot, or on the stovetop."
Serving Size: 1 (169 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"I halved this recipe, but only used 1 Tbl. brown sugar, and 1 Tbl. balsamic vinegar and the amounts were perfect for us! SOOOOO very good!!! Oh, I also cooked a shallot in 1 1/2 Tbl. butter and added that, too. DELICIOUS!!! Thanks so much!! Made for the ZWT4 :)"
"Made half the recipe as posted to go with a nice plain meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Very flavorful and easy to make. Thanks for sharing lazyme. Made for your win in Football Pool Wildcard Week."
"I really liked this. My kid really liked this. It doesn't taste canned by the time that it's done cooking. I can see using this often. Thanks."
"Really nice flavor. The kids did not enjoy it as much as the adults but overall it is a great recipe to use. I skipped on the bacon drippings but the flavor of just the cubed bacon was perfect. I used frozen whole beans in place of the canned as a personal preference. Easy as can be! Really went well with meatloaf and potatoes that I served beside this dish. Made for ZWT6 event."
"I really liked this. The flavor reminded me of Red Cabbage. Made for ZWT 6 and the Looney Spoon Phoodies!"
"ok dead easy, great flavor cut the recipe in half used canned beans voila easy zaar tour 6"
"I really enjoyed these - Nice mix of sweet/sour!! Thanks for sharing!"
"These were good and easy to make but I did cut back a lot on both the brown sugar and vinegar. Good side dish."
"These were good, but I think they would be so much better with fresh beans. I decreased the vinegar a tad and used just one teaspoon of brown sugar so it wouldn't be too sweet."
"I followed this recipe to the letter and the beans were wonderful with full flavor. Next time I will try with steamed fresh green beans. Thanks lazyme"
"Thank you so much, lazyme, for adding this in here. Both my Irish and German grandmothers taught me that THIS is the only way to serve green beans. "Always use fresh green beans, they both told me." My German Oma said to cook them S L O W, all day. My Irish gramma said to always cook them in a cast iron skillet. They are supposed to be cooked with diced onion, too. But your way is also delish. Thanks again. Angelcook"
"Most of my family enjoyed the sweet/sour flavor of these green beans. For me, they brought back fond memories of a similar dish my German grandmother used to make when I was a child. These beans go together very quickly and with little effort. I cooked them in a 1-1/2 qt. crockpot for 7 hours. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. *Made for ZWT4*"
"I made these for our side dish for last nights dinner. I cut the recipe in half as only two of were there for dinner. I loved these green beans, nice sweet and sour blend, although 20 yo DD didn't care for them but I expected that to happen. Would definitely make these again when kids aren't eating at home. Thanks Lazyme for another great green bean recipe. Made for ZWT 2008."
"Made for ZWT4..These were ok for my family. I started out with 5 tbsp of vinegar because I was afraid of how tart it would be and after cooking it for a while I realized that I should have only done like 2 tbsp for our family. No one really liked the tartness of the vinegar. I realize that this is just personal preference. I am realizing quite quickly that my family does not care for "German" inspired cooking. LOL"
"This is so good! I made it on the stove top. Very tasty and very easy to prepare. We really enjoyed the nice sweet and sour taste. Made as a side dish for recipe #276955 and for recipe #200525. Made an excellent German meal. Thanks lazyme for posting. Made for PAC spring 08'"
"We made this on the stovetop since we started later that ideal for crockpot cooking and our crockpot is huge. The result reminded my DH of his mother's German-influenced cooking years ago. Very good and would be great with sauerbraten, but we'll reserve five stars for two other green-bean recipes we enjoy regularly. Made for Zaar Stars Feb. 2008"
"These are neat! I have never had them like this before. I had to use frozen beans but they worked very well. I used the ready-crisp bacon to save myself some time and a few calories. Other than that, made as posted in my 1QT crock pot. I love the flavour of these! Thank you so much!"
"Rather than using canned beans, I trimmed and steamed 1 1/2 lbs fresh beans before adding to the pot. I also used the bacon but not the bacon drippings; this turned out to be plenty for getting a nice bacony taste to this sweet and sour dish. For me, this was good enough to eat as a meal in itself, but I did have a rice pilaf on the side."
"These were so easy to make and tasted so good. I used 28 ounces of frozen green beans, added no water and used 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings. Turned on high for 3 hours and they were done. Thanks for posting Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders 2007"
"Absoluetly wonderful beans! I served them with meatloaf and mashed potatoes. The crockpot was EMPTY at the end of the meal. The only thing I did differently was to adda chopped onion to the crockpot before cooking. I will make these again and again....what a wonderful change from ordinary beans."