Tangy-Buttered Green Beans Recipe
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Tangy-Buttered Green Beans Recipe

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Years ago, my mother helped assemble a church cookbook, and this recipe was submitted by a family friend. Mom tried it on husband and kids and we all liked it. These ingredients work well with any type of green bean...frozen, canned or fresh. —Beth Allard Belmont, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. Place green beans in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir for 3 minutes or until heated through. Drain bean; drizzle with butter mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Green Beans in Reminisce Extra February 2005, p52

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Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"This dish is both delicious and quick. My picky men loved them too."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"These are fantastic! Even my picky 13 year old likes them. I don't think they are sour at all, good mix of flavors."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

"I wasn't a fan of these...too sour! And I am a fan of vinegary things, but this didn't do it for me:("

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