Green Beans in Beer Sauce Recipe
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Green Beans in Beer Sauce Recipe

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The beer and bacon in these delicious green beans makes them worthy of any main dish. —Lynn Thomas, London, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/3 pound bacon strips, diced
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1/3 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons grated onion


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring the beans, beer and butter to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels to drain. Remove beans with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch and onion until blended. Stir into the saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add beans; heat through. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Green Beans in Beer Sauce in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p41

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bevery1949 User ID: 5979249 242948
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"Just added this recipe to my cookbook. The only change I made was to increased the onion to 1 tablespoon, think I might fine chop the onion & make it 2 -3 tablespoon. I also might try apple cider vinegar as suggested."

scrapo User ID: 2908723 138488
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"These were okay. I used fresh green beans instead of frozen. Maybe too much vinegar for my taste buds."

Tabithascobra User ID: 5977264 170860
Reviewed May. 7, 2011

"I actually modified this recipe right away. Instead of corn starch and white vinegar (I had neither on hand) I used approx one and 1/3 tablespoon of flour and white wine vinegar. I also didn't have any bacon, but was making brats in a bottle of smithwicks beer (which was why I was looking for a beer sauce in the first place). I followed the directions for the beans, and just added the rest of the beer to my brats. Once my string beans were mostly cooked, I added the rest of the butter/beer mixture into the pan with the brats and finished the sauce, in that pan, after removing the brats. It came out quite tasty if I may say so."

kolaber User ID: 5468521 156940
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"This recipe was very odd. It smelled good, but did not look too good once cooked. The sauce was very thick. The taste was something that neither my husband or 3 kids liked. I did not like the taste at first, but it did start to grow on me. Definitely not my favorite recipe, but it was nice to try something different. I am glad I tried it once, but unfortunately, I will pass on this recipe in the future."

shadowrunbunny User ID: 4389811 102154
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"I actually made this recipe twice because I couldn't believe how bad it was the first time around. Round 2 was just as bad as round 1."

athenathecookielady User ID: 4483232 80689
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"I made this for a potluck and it was a hit. Might try apple cider vinegar for more flavor next time. We really liked sauce. Leftover were good too!"

sheababyblues User ID: 4608329 156939
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"Something different....The Family loved it!!"

Eileen12 User ID: 4388840 174815
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"Served for company, everyone raved!"

Nel58 User ID: 3129080 158595
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"I made this recipe Sunday and we liked this recipe."

blarson User ID: 3605509 99384
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"Neither my husband or I cared for this recipe. Beans were sticky and lacked flavor."

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