This is one my favorite green bean side dishes. It has been in my family for a very long time. It goes great with pot roast and potatoes. It's almost like a green bean relish. Not your ordinary green bean dish! Even better left over. I've also added rinsed and drained water chestnuts for some crunch.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate, reserving about 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in the skillet. Crumble bacon.

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  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

  • Cook and stir the onion in the reserved bacon drippings over medium-high heat until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Combine cooked onion, sugar, cider vinegar, relish, pimento peppers, and green beans in a large bowl.

  • Transfer mixture to a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 1 1/2 hours. Remove foil and stir lightly.

  • Allow green beans to rest for 15 minutes before topping with crumbled bacon and serving.

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; protein 4.7g 9% DV; carbohydrates 24.8g 8% DV; fat 4g 6% DV; cholesterol 10.1mg 3% DV; sodium 504.1mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2013
I was leary of the relish but I followed the recipe accordingly. I'm not sure I understand the reason for baking this dish. After baking it as directed it never browned. When we ate it it reminded me of a bean salad but it was too tart for us. It had a very good taste just too much vinegar. If I make this again I will cut back on the amount of vinegar and sugar too. Instead of baking it I will refrigerate it and let it sit for a few hours until chilled before I serve it or wait until the next day.:) Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/22/2017
It was way too vinegary and way too sweet almost losing any flavor the bacon may give this. I would not make it again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/22/2017
It was way too vinegary and way too sweet almost losing any flavor the bacon may give this. I would not make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2013
I was leary of the relish but I followed the recipe accordingly. I'm not sure I understand the reason for baking this dish. After baking it as directed it never browned. When we ate it it reminded me of a bean salad but it was too tart for us. It had a very good taste just too much vinegar. If I make this again I will cut back on the amount of vinegar and sugar too. Instead of baking it I will refrigerate it and let it sit for a few hours until chilled before I serve it or wait until the next day.:) Read More