Make these German-style, bacon-flavored beans as a side dish to roast beef or pork.




  • If using fresh green beans, in a medium saucepan, cook beans and onion in a small amount of boiling salted water for 20 to 25 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Drain. (For frozen beans, cook beans and onion following package directions.)

  • Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Crumble bacon; set aside. Reserve drippings in skillet.

  • Stir flour into bacon drippings. Stir in vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 1 minute more.

  • Pour vinegar mixture over warm beans. Add crumbled bacon. Toss to coat. Makes 4 to 6 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; 4 g total fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 281 mg sodium. 20 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein;