Sweet and Tangy Green Beans

Sweet and Tangy Green Beans


"Sweet and tangy! This is a wonderful alternative to plain green beans or green bean casserole. It is quick and easy to make. Gives a unique twist to a traditional Thanksgiving meal."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 122 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 122 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 145 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Fry the bacon in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Remove bacon, and set aside while reserving the grease in the pan. Stir the sugar, vinegar and onion into the bacon grease, and reduce the heat to medium. Add the beans, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the beans have reached your desired doneness. Crumble the bacon over the top before serving.
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  1. 15 Ratings


Love this recipe! Has become a family favorite for the holidays. The first time I made these, the kids complained because of the vinegar smell while cooking. But once they tasted them, they said they were the best green beans they ever had. Now they ask for them every holiday meal! I cook a little more bacon then the recipe calls for. With men in the house, you can NEVER have too much bacon!

The Bunny Chef

It sounds like these beans would be REALLY overpoweringly sweet and sour of made with that much sugar and vinegar! Wow! I use only 2 tablespoons of sugar and vinegar, and add about a teaspoon of salt as well as pepper. They're fantastic- I actually think about them if I know there are leftovers in the fridge. Also, I use a slightly different cooking method- cut the bacon into pieces with kitchen shears (you can do this right over the pan). Cook in frying pan. Remove bacon and add onions. Cook until tender. Add green beans, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cook until they're as done as you want (less than 5 minutes for us). Stir in the bacon. Yum! 5 stars prepared this way, 3 stars with the amount of sugar and vinegar stated in the recipe.


Too much fat. I added more bacon but only used 3 T. bacon grease and canned cut green beans and kept basting them until they were glazed. Family loved them.