Country-Style Green Beans W/Bacon, Onions and Balsamic Vinegar

Recipe by Wildflour
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.).