Ridiculously good beans that make a great side dish to just about anything. One of those recipes that grandma made for years that we could never get enough of. Garnish with sliced or slivered almonds.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add green beans, cover, and steam until tender-crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.

  • Drain bacon slices on paper towels, reserving grease in the skillet. Saute onion in the bacon grease until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard, and pepper. Stir well, scraping up any onion bits off the bottom of the skillet. Cook until bubbling, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Add green beans to the skillet with the sauce; toss to coat well. Chop cooked bacon and stir into the beans. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

118 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 22.7g 7% DV; fat 2.1g 3% DV; cholesterol 5mg 2% DV; sodium 260.4mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2020
4.17.20 I knew that the amount of brown sugar in this recipe would be too much for us, so I scaled it back to 1/3 of that amount (personal taste preference), and my husband even commented that was almost too sweet for him. Rather than steaming the green beans stove top, I microwaved them for 2-1/2 minutes, and they were perfectly cooked. I’ve made many sweet-sour green beans over the years, but this is the first time that I‘ve used brown sugar rather than white sugar. I definitely could tell a difference, and actually liked it better. The other ingredient that differentiates this recipes is the dry mustard, and again, liked it a lot. I would suggest that you start out with a smaller amount of brown sugar because this recipe really has quite a bit. You always can add more, but if it’s too sweet, you can’t take it out. Thanks for sharing your Grandma’s recipe, we liked it! Read More
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