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Sweet-And-Sour Beans

Yield 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, snapped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf

How to Make It

  1. Cook beans, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water 20 minutes. Drain.

  2. Saute onion in butter in a medium saucepan until tender. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Combine remaining ingredients; add to onion mixture, stirring until smooth. Add beans; cover and cook over low heat 15 minutes or until beans are tender. Discard cloves and bay leaf.

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