Sweet-Sour Beans and Carrots Recipe
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Sweet-Sour Beans and Carrots Recipe

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I love German food, so I tried out the recipe for this on my family and they really like it. I like to serve this side dish with German noodles and pork cutlets or a roast.—Sherry DeHaann, Hays, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 4 cups frozen cut green beans
  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Place carrots in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 4 minutes. Stir in beans. Return to a boil. Cook mixture 5-6 minutes longer or until the beans and carrots are tender. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Saute onions in drippings until tender. add the apples, vinegar, sugar and salt; mix well. Cover and cook until apples are tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in the bean mixture; heat through. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-Sour Beans and Carrots in Taste of Home February/March 2004, p18

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 144685
Reviewed May. 14, 2013

"Look fwd. to making this soon. Would make half as much since we're empty nesters. Sincerely, K."

Brendasnc User ID: 2951280 77407
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"Once we tried this recipe, we've not eaten green beans any other way."

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