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Sweet-Sour Green Beans

 Sweet-Sour Green Beans
This is a recipe my mother served to family and friends–it has a very nice blend of sweet and sour flavors. I often take this dish to picnics and church dinners as it can be served warm or cold...delicious either way.—Claire Moser, Middletown, Maryland
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 2 cups cut fresh green beans (2-inch pieces)
  • 2 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cider vinegar


  • Place green beans in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to
  • a boil; cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until
  • crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain,
  • reserving 2 teaspoons drippings; saute onion in the drippings until
  • tender. Stir in brown sugar and vinegar; heat through. Drain beans
  • and place in a bowl; stir in onion mixture. Top with bacon. Yield: 2
  • servings.