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Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans

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."

Southern Living OCTOBER 2010

  • Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
  • Total: 27 Minutes


  • 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


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. 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.


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Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans Recipe