German Green Beans

Recipe by JenSmith
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    slices bacon
  • 12
    cup chopped onions or 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 2
    tablespoons flour
  • 4
    tablespoons sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    teaspoon pepper
  • 12
    cup vinegar (cider, if possible)
  • 2
    (14 1/2 ounce) cans green beans (reserve 1/2 cups liquid from canned beans or water if using fresh) or 2 1/2 lbs fresh green beans, washed and cut (reserve 1/2 cups liquid from canned beans or water if using fresh)
  • 14
    cup bacon bits (Bacos)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Fry the bacon in a large cast-iron skillet until crisp, then drain on paper towels, leaving the fat in the pan.
  • Add the onion and cook until light golden and tender, then add the flour and stir, cooking for about 1 minute.
  • Add the sugar, salt, pepper, bean liquid or water, and vinegar, stir, and bring to a rolling boil; Allow to boil for about 3 minutes to thicken the sauce. Add the bacon bits at this time.
  • Add the green beans and cook until heated through, about 7--8 minutes.
  • Transfer the beans and sauce to a serving bowl and top with crumbled bacon.
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