Seasoned Green Beans
photo by PaulaG
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 lb fresh green beans (or 1 10-ounce pkg. frozen; or 1 16-ounce can cut green beans)
- 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- Cook green beans (you can steam the fresh ones about 15-18 minutes; or fix frozen according to pkg directions, or heat canned).
- Saute onion in bacon fat or butter/margarine until tender and starting to turn brown.
- Mix cornstarch, salt, mustard, brown sugar, and vinegar together with 1/2 cup of the water from the green beans.
- Add this to the onions in the pan and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened.
- Drain the cooked green beans and mix into the thickened onions; adjust salt and pepper and stir, coating green beans and cooking until reheated if necessary.
- Top with crumbled bacon and serve.
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Super simple and oh, so tasty! My fiance couldn't stop complimenting them and my daughter loved them, too. I thought they were a great alternative to butter, salt, and pepper like we usually have on our veggies. It helps to snip the slices of bacon into 1/4 inch pieces as they are added to the pan (I used 5 slices, we like bacon) so you don't have to handle it hot. It cooks faster that way, too. Sauce was quick and very flavorful. Will definitely make again (and again)!
I thought this recipe was great. My DH doesn't like mustard or onions so he said it would taste good minus those things. I really expected to get this one by him, I cook with things he doesn't like all the time and he never really seems to notice...he he he. It's amazing what you can get them to eat sometimes. :) I will be making this again and again, even if it's only for me. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe.
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