Sweet and Sour Green Beans

Green beans cooked with lots of bacon and onion and coated in a sweet, salty, and sour sauce make one of the best side dishes ever. The kind of side dish where you don’t even care if there is a main dish.

Sweet and Sour Green Beans with lots of bacon and onions.

 

My favorite way to cook green beans is this Southern-Style Green Bean recipe, but this is a close second. It’s kind of like a German potato salad only with green beans.

Sweet and Sour Green Beans with lots of bacon and onions.

 

I like to use fresh green beans but you could certainly use canned or frozen.

Sweet and Sour Green Beans with lots of bacon and onions.

 

Sweet and Sour Green Beans with lots of bacon and onions.

 

Sweet and Sour Green Beans with lots of bacon and onions.

 

Sweet and Sour Green Beans with lots of bacon and onions.

 

Sweet and Sour Green Beans with lots of bacon and onions.

 

The sweet and sour flavor primarily comes from sugar and apple cider vinegar. Bacon adds even more saltiness. Onions are cooked in the bacon grease to add even more bacon flavor.

Sweet and Sour Green Beans are so easy to make with ingredients you most likely already have on hand.

Even if you’re not typically a fan of green beans, this recipe is a must try. I don’t think there will be any leftovers.

Sweet and Sour Green Beans with lots of bacon and onions.

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Sweet and Sour Green Beans with lots of bacon and onions.
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Sweet and Sour Green Beans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Sweet and Sour Green Beans tastes kind of like German potato salad, only with green beans.

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 5 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place green beans in a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil. Simmer 12 to 15 minutes. Drain.
  2. Chop bacon into bite-sized pieces and cook until crisp in a large nonstick pan. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add onion to bacon drippings and cook until softened.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to pan and stir to mix.
  5. Add green beans to pan and toss to coat in the sauce. Continue to cook 1-2 minutes, stirring often so that the green beans pick up as much flavor as possible.
  6. Sprinkle bacon on top and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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13 thoughts on “Sweet and Sour Green Beans

  1. Made this for Christmas dinner yesterday. My family loved them . I didn’t change anything. Followed the recipe . Wias a part of my Christmas along with Beef Tenderlion / mushrooms. Served with a horseradish sauce and Bearnaise sauce. Baked mashed potatoes.
    Awesome !!

  2. Just finished making this. Found the recipe on foodgawker. It was great. I bought a huge bundle of green beans for 1$. This makes a great meal or side dish. Will def make it again.
    thanks

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