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Sweet-Sour Beans and Carrots

 Sweet-Sour Beans and Carrots
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
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.