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Sweet-Sour Beans and Carrots

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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