A slightly tart green bean side dish flavored with onion and bacon. Goes great with ham or pork.

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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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  • Cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until well-browned. Add onion and cook until translucent. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes more.

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  • Pour vinegar and 3/4 cup of the reserved green bean liquid into the pan. Add sugar, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and stir in the green beans. Continue cooking at a low simmer until beans are hot.

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Nutrition Facts

82.7 calories; 3.3 g protein; 12.6 g carbohydrates; 5.1 mg cholesterol; 892.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2004
I loved these. I used fresh beans and boiled them and saved water for the recipe as called for. Was tasty and I love to find a good side dish since I always can pick a good main course but always seem to stumble with what to prepare with it. I will definitely make these again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2006
I felt there was something missing from this recipe. It was ok but I needed a lil more flavor so I added a bit of garlic salt and some chili pepper flakes.I used fresh beans and reserved 3/4 of the water they were cooked in for the juice. Still something tasted a bit off to me it may just not be my kind of dish. I found it more sweet than sour. Thanks for sharing though!:) Read More
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77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2004
I loved these. I used fresh beans and boiled them and saved water for the recipe as called for. Was tasty and I love to find a good side dish since I always can pick a good main course but always seem to stumble with what to prepare with it. I will definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2004
I loved these. I used fresh beans and boiled them and saved water for the recipe as called for. Was tasty and I love to find a good side dish since I always can pick a good main course but always seem to stumble with what to prepare with it. I will definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2005
Great!!!! A favorite. Made a few changes. Used frozen green beans because I hate the canned taste. Used balsamic vinegar insted of apple cider vinegar and added some white wine. also since im an ex-smoker(after 17 years) I need alitle more seasonings for my taste so I used Seasoned salt and a few dashes of garlic powder. AWSOME This has become a much requested family favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2004
These were sooooo good! Between the salt in the bacon and in the canned green beans I eliminated the tsp. from the recipe. Other than that I didn't change a thing and we all agreed that this was a very tasty side that I will certainly make again. Thanks Debbie! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2008
I love these beans! I use a very similar recipe although it has a scant cup of sugar and no salt and pepper. After cooking the liquid until thickened I add the green beans and sprinkle bacon on top then bake at 350 until it is bubbly. Yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2008
MMMMM! I used frozen green beans instead of canned. If you like that sweet and sour flavor you will love these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2012
Nice flavor, definitely spot on. I accidentally added 2 tbsp flour, but thinned out with a little water after I uploaded the picture (the sauce won't be as thick as it appears on the photo). Quick side dish using canned veggies, reminiscent of old-fashioned down-home green beans. Really good weeknight dish. UPDATE 1-30-12 Made these again tonight. Talk about the great imposter...who would know these came out of a can??? Just really like this side dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2011
WOW - this was wonderful!! I used blanched and frozen green beans from last year's garden and tossed in a tomato and some sliced mushrooms that needed to be eaten. What a great way to eat green beans!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2006
Great recipe!! This is my favorite green bean recipe. For a short-cut you can buy S&W Dilled Green Beans just add bacon and onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
LOVE these! I am always looking for a way to spice up green beans because my husband will only eat them if they have plenty of flavor. Added some garlic and a pinch of Italian seasoning. Also used balsamic vinegar since I had it in the pantry and used brown sugar because I thought it lends itself to the smoky taste of the bacon and the flavor of this dish. It was DELICIOUS! My new favorite green bean recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2006
I felt there was something missing from this recipe. It was ok but I needed a lil more flavor so I added a bit of garlic salt and some chili pepper flakes.I used fresh beans and reserved 3/4 of the water they were cooked in for the juice. Still something tasted a bit off to me it may just not be my kind of dish. I found it more sweet than sour. Thanks for sharing though!:) Read More
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