Nanny (Evelyn Lantz) was from Louisville, KY and passed this recipe to Grandma Loebach who passed to Gram and then to us. Nanny always said she'd live to be 100 and no older and that's what she did!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • Put green beans in a large pot. Pour enough water into the pot to cover about 2/3 of the beans. Sprinkle sugar over the green beans. Add bacon and onion to the pot. Bring the water to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook until the beans are soft, about 2 hours. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

125 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 18.5g; fat 4.2g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 208.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2013
Never used sugar in green beans but it was nice. I was leary and just added 1 tablespoon. I always brown cook the bacon in the pot before adding the beans removing some grease. But I think you have something with the sugar! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2013
Never used sugar in green beans but it was nice. I was leary and just added 1 tablespoon. I always brown cook the bacon in the pot before adding the beans removing some grease. But I think you have something with the sugar! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2013
Great beans! Even my picky eaters loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2013
I loved it and it was so easy. I always thought that green beans from the garden would be a lot of work and was very pleasantly surprised. The sugar seemed fine actually we never noticed it at all. Super simple and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2013
Sounds just like how my mom and grandmothers made their green beans. Read More
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