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Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2007

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Cook time: 22 Minutes
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 6 bacon slices, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar


1. Cook beans in boiling salted water to cover 9 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into salted ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Cut beans into 1/8- to 1-inch-long pieces.

2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Stir in sugar and vinegar; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves.

3. Add beans and bacon to skillet, tossing to coat; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.


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