Sweet & Sour Bacon Green Beans

"I don't recall where this recipe came from, but I've had it for many years. Great taste. I usually manage to have it half gone before it's time to serve. The beans can be left whole (for effect) or cut - it's your choice. Note that the marinating time is very important, and is included in the cooking time."
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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins




  • Trim beans, steam for 15 minutes, and set aside.
  • Fry bacon till crisp; remove from pan, crumble, and set aside.
  • Cook onion in the bacon fat until limp.
  • Dissolve the sugar into the vinegar and add, with the beans and bacon, to the onions.
  • Place in covered container and let marinate for two hours.
  • Reheat just before serving.

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  1. Yum, this is a great preparation for green beans! Sweet, sour, and salty flavors all really come together. Thanks for sharing! PAC Fall '12


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