Country-Style Green Beans W/Bacon, Onions and Balsamic Vinegar
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 4 (14 1/2 ounce) cans green beans, drain 3 cans
- 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and drained
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon good balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper
- 2 -4 tablespoons bacon butter pan drippings
- 1 tablespoon good balsamic vinegar, divided
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Fry bacon in pan til done sprinkling both sides as it cooks with coarse ground pepper.
- Drain on paper towels, set aside.
- Add half a stick of butter to bacon grease, (4 Tbl.).
- Add chopped onion and 1 Tbl. balsamic vinegar and cook slowly over low heat for about 20 minutes til soft and sweet.
- Remove from heat.
- In crockpot, put 2 cans (drained) green beans.
- Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle with half the bacon, broken into small pieces.
- Sprinkle with half the cooked onions.
- Sprinkle with half, (1/2 tsp.), dark brown sugar.
- Drizzle with 1-2 Tbl. bacon/butter grease from pan. (Yes, do this.)LOL.
- Drizzle with 1/2 Tbl. balsamic vinegar.
- Repeat everything (*just draining one can, and add the fourth (last) can of green beans with the water from can pouring over evenly.).
- Give all this a VERY gentle fold, folding only 2-3 times. Any more, and your green beans will begin to break up.
- Cut up your 2 Tbl. butter into 8 pieces and dot top.
- Cover and heat over high til hot throughout.
- About 45 minutes.
- You can also do this on the stove, or even in the oven in a casserole dish (covered.).
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Very yummy green beans! I made these for Thanksgiving and it turned out great! I like that they cook in a crockpot to save room for other dishes on the stovetop and oven! When serving them, I noticed that it was liquidy at the bottom of the crockpot, so I didn't serve the juices. Everyone loved them. Thanks for the great recipe, it will be used again for more holidays!