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Sweet-Sour Green Beans Recipe

Sweet-Sour Green Beans Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 183 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"This was a perfect side dish for pork and garlic mashed potatoes. I added a little more sugar than the recipe called for because the vinegar taste was a little overpowering. Great over all."

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