Sweet and Sour Green Beans

Sweet and Sour Green Beans


"A slightly tart green bean side dish flavored with onion and bacon. Goes great with ham or pork."


27 m servings 83 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 83 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 893 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until well-browned. Add onion and cook until translucent. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes more.
  2. Pour vinegar and 3/4 cup of the reserved green bean liquid into the pan. Add sugar, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and stir in the green beans. Continue cooking at a low simmer until beans are hot.
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  1. 58 Ratings


I loved these. I used fresh beans and boiled them and saved water for the recipe as called for. Was tasty and I love to find a good side dish since I always can pick a good main course but alwa...

Great!!!! A favorite. Made a few changes. Used frozen green beans because I hate the canned taste. Used balsamic vinegar insted of apple cider vinegar and added some white wine. also since im an...

These were sooooo good! Between the salt in the bacon and in the canned green beans, I eliminated the tsp. from the recipe. Other than that, I didn't change a thing and we all agreed that this w...

I love these beans! I use a very similar recipe, although it has a scant cup of sugar and no salt and pepper. After cooking the liquid until thickened, I add the green beans and sprinkle bacon...

MMMMM! I used frozen green beans instead of canned. If you like that sweet and sour flavor you will love these.

WOW - this was wonderful!! I used blanched and frozen green beans from last year's garden and tossed in a tomato and some sliced mushrooms that needed to be eaten. What a great way to eat green ...

Great recipe!! This is my favorite green bean recipe. For a short-cut, you can buy S&W Dilled Green Beans, just add bacon and onions.

Nice flavor, definitely spot on. I accidentally added 2 tbsp flour, but thinned out with a little water after I uploaded the picture (the sauce won't be as thick as it appears on the photo). Q...

I used a bit of honey instead of sugar. Left out the flour.