TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in pan.
  3. Add onions to drippings; cook and stir until tender. In a small bowl, mix vinegar, sugars and salt until blended; stir into onions. Add beans; heat through, tossing to combine. Top with bacon. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Green Bean Salad with Bacon in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

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