Plantation Beans and Cabbage

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"I got this recipe from a friend more than 20 years ago and have been making it ever since, with one adjustment. I cut back on the amount of bacon to lower the fat. I love the sweet-and-sour flavor of this dish, and it even tastes great cold." --CL Reader
8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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2 bacon slices
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 (16-ounce) packages frozen French-style green beans, thawed
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage
6 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar


Cook the bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in pan; crumble bacon and set aside. Add onion to pan; cook over medium heat 2 minutes. Add green beans; cook 2 minutes. Stir in water, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in cabbage; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Combine sugar and vinegar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add sugar mixture to pan; cook, uncovered, 1 minute. Sprinkle with bacon.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 98
Caloriesfromfat 13 %
Fat 1.4 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 0.5 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 2.6 g
Carbohydrate 21.2 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 93 mg
Calcium 61 mg