Sweet - Sour Green Beans Loaded With Bacon

Recipe by Debber
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large cast-iron skillet, fry bacon until nearly crisp; reserve at least 2 T. bacon fat in the pan.
  • Meanwhile, prepare beans: cut into 1-inch pieces; place in skillet with reserved grease, boiling water, and salt. Cover and heat quickly until beans steam (boil), then turn heat down and cook for 15-20 minutes (tender-crisp) DO NOT DRAIN.
  • Mix cornstarch with sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and water; pour over beans; stir and cook until slightly thickened and clear.
  • Crumble at least 4 slices of bacon into the beans; stir to mix. Use MORE bacon if this is more of a "main dish"
  • OPTION: Fry 1 medium chopped onion in the bacon grease; remove from pan BEFORE cooking the beans; add with the bacon at the end.