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The Most Delicious Green Beans

The Most Delicious Green Beans

  • Prep

    2 h
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 45 m
Vicki L.

Vicki L.

A different twist to the usual green bean casserole. Given to me years ago by my ex-mother-in-law, this is a tasty, fresh, sweet and tangy new way to serve green beans and it's sure to become a family favorite! Prepare the night before and marinate overnight for the best results. Enjoy!

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  • Calories:
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 22.5 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 359 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In a large deep skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until evenly browned. Remove bacon to paper towels, and reserve drippings in the skillet.
  2. Place fresh green beans in a large saucepan, and add enough water to cover the bottom by 1 inch. Cover, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until bright green and tender. Drain.
  3. Place the green beans into a 2 quart casserole dish. Spread the onions in a layer over the green beans. Place bacon strips in a layer over the onions. Sprinkle almonds over the top. Heat the reserved drippings in the skillet over medium heat. Stir in vinegar and sugar, heating just until sugar is dissolved; drizzle over everything in the dish. Cover, and chill for at least one hour, but overnight is best.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake uncovered, for 45 minutes, until the onions are tender, and the almonds are toasted. Check after 30 minutes, and cover if necessary.
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Aspiring Chef Rita
41

Aspiring Chef Rita

1/8/2004

I've been making this for years and you can also do the simpler, quicker version (using same amts. - except for sugar). Using a large pan, cut the bacon in smaller, bite size pieces. Cook bacon - put aside - cook onion in bacon fat until it starts to brown, then add vinegar, stir,add cooked fresh green beans or canned, add the bacon, season with pepper. As a note: I never added sugar - I might try that and amount of vinegar for your taste. I prefer plain old white vinegar with this dish. This is a good dish to make ahead because the flavor gets more intense.

Lisa Rae
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Lisa Rae

12/8/2005

These are the mosty tasty green beans on the planet! I made a few modifications based on previous reviews. First, I cut the bacon into small-ish cubes. Then, I sauteed the onions in the bacon fat. I used fairly lean bacon, so there was not too much grease. I put the sauteed onions & bacon in the pan, and made the marinade separately as the instructions call for. Leaving the beans to marinate overnight is THE BEST way to get a really good flavor. Fantastic recipe!!!

~LYNNE~
18

~LYNNE~

1/8/2004

My husband really loved this! He thought the onions in it was cabbage...it was reminiscent of hot German sweet & sour cabbage. Very good!

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