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Green Beans German Style

 Green Beans German Style
My mother-in-law introduced me to this quick down-home dish almost 50 years ago when I was a new bride. The tender green beans are topped with diced bacon and a classic sweet-sour glaze. Guests always ask for the recipe. -Vivian Steers, Central Islip, New York
3-4 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, quartered and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar


  • Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil.
  • Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and
  • set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the
  • same skillet, saute onion in drippings until tender.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, salt, mustard and water
  • until smooth. Stir into onion. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for
  • 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in brown sugar and vinegar. Add
  • the beans; heat thought. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 3-4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 160 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.