Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans

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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Recipe from Southern Living

Christy says, "I make a triple batch of these and freeze leftovers in quart-size freezer bags to use at another meal on a busy day."


  • 6 bacon slices, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 (16-oz.) packages frozen whole or cut green beans
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Total: 27 Minutes

  1. 1. Cook bacon and onion in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until browned. Transfer bacon mixture to a plate, reserving drippings in Dutch oven.
  2. 2. Cook beans in hot drippings, stirring often, 8 to 10 minutes or to desired degree of tenderness. Stir in vinegar, sugar, and bacon mixture. Cook, stirring often, 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Christy Jordan, Southern Plate,
October 2010