Special Green Bean Bake


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 6 slices bacon

  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings

  • ½ sweet onion, chopped

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup cider vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

  • 1 (2 ounce) jar chopped pimento peppers

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans French-cut green beans, drained


  1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

154 Calories
4g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 504mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 194mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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