German-Style Green Beans
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 6 bacon strips
- 1 large onion, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
- Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside. Saute onion in drippings until tender; remove with a slotted spoon. Drain beans; return to pan. Add onion, 1 tablespoon drippings, salt and pepper; heat through. Crumble the bacon; add to the beans and toss. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 166 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.
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Oct 13, 2014
Not sure how I feel about these beans. I expected the flavor to be stronger. I am not sure they were worth all the time it took to prepare. They were good. Did not reheat well the next day. I wanted them to be better because the bacon mixture is similar to grebashins that I use to make stuffing for a turkey. I don't know if I will make them again.
Oct 10, 2011
I used Birds Eye Steamfresh whole green beans instead of fresh. I also omitted the onion. These were the most delicious green beans I have ever tasted. The bacon gave it the extra good flavoring. I served them at my Oktoberfest dinner, and they were a hit.
Jun 9, 2010
This is the way my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother fixed green beans. I don't think it can be improved upon.