Sweet and Sour Green Beans
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 4 bacon strips
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 6 to 8 cups green beans, cooked and drained
- In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings. Crumble the bacon and set aside. Saute the onion in drippings until tender. Stir in flour until thoroughly combined. Add water, vinegar and sugar. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Gently stir in beans and heat through. Sprinkle with bacon. Serve immediately.
Jul 29, 2020
Very snappy. I reduced the sugar to just 1 Tbs and the vinegar as well. I actually threw the bacon back into the sauce after it was done. It did add more of a bacon taste to the sauce. I’d reduce the amount of flour to one Tbs as I had to add more water. This really adds a whole new level of taste to ordinary green beans. VFE
Jul 27, 2020
These beans were really delicious...just like Grandma used to make!
Jul 19, 2017
My husband is not a big fan of green beans but really liked this recipe. Easy to make.
Jul 6, 2014
These beans are great. I have used the same recipe but substituted brussels sprouts. That is even better than the green beans. It converted Brussels sprouts haters to lovers.
Jun 8, 2012
I made this recipe for Christmas last year and everyone loved it! It has just been requested for our Summer get together. I do substitute the sugar with Splenda and it works just as well.
Dec 24, 2011
Easy and wonderful! Lots of compliments for this dish!
Oct 21, 2008
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