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Sweet and Sour Green Beans

These have a great tangy taste!


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 3 cans French-style green beans


Cut bacon into pieces and fry, then set aside. Chop and brown onion, then combine with bacon and add the brown sugar, vinegar, and beans. Simmer until heated through.

Servings: 10-12
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Sweet and Sour Green Beans


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 or 2 lb. fresh green beans (rinsed)
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • 2 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. margarine
  • Equal amounts of sugar and lemon juice


Cook green beans, onion, salt and pepper in water till tender. In a separate pan, melt butter; add flour to make a paste. Add 2 cups water from the green beans; stir well and continue to heat. Add lemon juice and sugar to your liking. After this starts to thicken, add drained green beans. Can serve hot or cold.

By Terri

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Cook green beans in boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain off water and set aside.


In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 4
teaspoons drippings. Return bacon and the reserved drippings to skillet.

Add brown sugar, parsley, vinegar, and shallot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.

Add green beans and heat through. Makes 4 to 6 side-dish servings.

By Christi from Paducah, KY

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