Sweet and Sour Green Beans

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jun 13th
  • Ready In27m
  • Servings6
  • Calories83
A slightly tart green bean side dish flavored with onion and bacon. Goes great with ham or pork.

Sweet and Sour Green Beans Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Sweet and Sour Green Beans for 6 servings:

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans green beans, drained, juices reserved
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Sweet and Sour Green Beans Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook17m
  • Ready In27m

To cook Sweet and Sour Green Beans, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Sweet and Sour Green Beans is about 17 minutes , and you can serve your Sweet and Sour Green Beans within 27 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Sweet and Sour Green Beans easily:

  1. 1 Cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until well-browned. Add onion and cook until translucent. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes more.
  2. 2 Pour vinegar and 3/4 cup of the reserved green bean liquid into the pan. Add sugar, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and stir in the green beans. Continue cooking at a low simmer until beans are hot.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 83 calories; 2 grams of fat; 12.6 grams of carbohydrates; 3.3 grams of protein; 5 milligrams of cholesterol; 893 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 19th 2011

    Nice flavor, definitely spot on. I accidentally added 2 tbsp flour, but thinned out with a little water after I uploaded the picture (the sauce won't be as thick as it appears on the photo) ...

  2. Mar 20th 2011

    WOW - this was wonderful!! I used blanched and frozen green beans from last year's garden and tossed in a tomato and some sliced mushrooms that needed to be eaten. What a great way to eat gr ...

  3. Feb 22nd 2011

    LOVE these! I am always looking for a way to spice up green beans because my husband will only eat them if they have plenty of flavor. Added some garlic and a pinch of Italian seasoning. A ...

  4. Mar 27th 2008

    I love these beans! I use a very similar recipe, although it has a scant cup of sugar and no salt and pepper. After cooking the liquid until thickened, I add the green beans and sprinkle b ...

  5. Mar 2nd 2008

    MMMMM! I used frozen green beans instead of canned. If you like that sweet and sour flavor you will love these.

  6. Jun 2nd 2006

    Great recipe!! This is my favorite green bean recipe. For a short-cut, you can buy S&W Dilled Green Beans, just add bacon and onions.

  7. Apr 1st 2005

    Great!!!! A favorite. Made a few changes. Used frozen green beans because I hate the canned taste. Used balsamic vinegar insted of apple cider vinegar and added some white wine. also since i ...

  8. Apr 4th 2004

    I loved these. I used fresh beans and boiled them and saved water for the recipe as called for. Was tasty and I love to find a good side dish since I always can pick a good main course but ...

  9. Mar 6th 2004

    These were sooooo good! Between the salt in the bacon and in the canned green beans, I eliminated the tsp. from the recipe. Other than that, I didn't change a thing and we all agreed that th ...