Tangy French Beans Recipe
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Tangy French Beans Recipe

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This side dish will round out your speedy supper wonderfully. A sweet-and-sour bacon sauce gives fantastic flavor to frozen French-style green beans.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons cold water, divided
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen French-style green beans

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 106 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in vinegar and 2 tablespoons water until smooth. Stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the beans and remaining water. Cover and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes or until heated through; drain. Add bacon mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Tangy French Beans in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p27

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valanddansmith User ID: 988113 77867
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"This was very good... Very similar to the dressing that goes on German Potato salad..."

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