Tangy Bacon Green Beans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 18, 2022
My grandmother’s Pennsylvania Dutch-style recipe turns plain old green beans into a tangy cross between three-bean and German potato salads. —Sharon Tipton, Casselberry, Florida
Tangy Bacon Green Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds frozen whole green beans
  • 12 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, halved and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard


  1. Cook beans according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a 6-qt. stockpot, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. With a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels; reserve drippings.
  2. In same pan, saute onions in drippings over medium heat until tender and lightly browned, 7-9 minutes. In a bowl, whisk remaining ingredients until smooth; add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Drain beans and add to warm dressing; toss and heat through. Top with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 173 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 483mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.