Sweet and Sour Green Beans Recipe
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Sweet and Sour Green Beans Recipe

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"GREEN BEANS are the perfect accompaniment to Mother's pork roast. The flavors are compatible and blend well. I've never cooked any other vegetable dish when I make this pork roast dinner."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 90 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. 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. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Sweet and Sour Green Beans in Reminisce Extra April 1994, p47

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PenelopeWin User ID: 5924001 44996
Reviewed 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."

Amy6794 User ID: 6728931 42528
Reviewed 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."

913kimberly User ID: 6407515 72202
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"easy and wonderful! Lots of compliments for this dish!"

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