Recipe by Vicki L.
"A different twist to the usual green bean casserole. Given to me years ago by my ex-mother-in-law, this is a tasty, fresh, sweet and tangy new way to serve green beans and it's sure to become a family favorite! Prepare the night before and marinate overnight for the best results. Enjoy!"
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bacon, cut in half
fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped
medium onions, chopped
apple cider vinegar
blanched slivered almonds
I've been making this for years and you can also do the simpler, quicker version (using same amts. - except for sugar). Using a large pan, cut the bacon in smaller, bite size pieces. Cook bacon - put aside - cook onion in bacon fat until it starts to brown, then add vinegar, stir,add cooked fresh green beans or canned, add the bacon, season with pepper. As a note: I never added sugar - I might try that and amount of vinegar for your taste. I prefer plain old white vinegar with this dish. This is a good dish to make ahead because the flavor gets more intense.
I made this for a group and many of them said they liked it. I would not make it again though by my tastes. I wished I would have taken out half the grease, and decreased the amount of sugar. Too sweet.
These are the mosty tasty green beans on the planet! I made a few modifications based on previous reviews. First, I cut the bacon into small-ish cubes. Then, I sauteed the onions in the bacon fat. I used fairly lean bacon, so there was not too much grease. I put the sauteed onions & bacon in the pan, and made the marinade separately as the instructions call for. Leaving the beans to marinate overnight is THE BEST way to get a really good flavor. Fantastic recipe!!!
My husband really loved this! He thought the onions in it was cabbage...it was reminiscent of hot German sweet & sour cabbage. Very good!
My husband was blown away with this recipe...he said, "I can eat this anytime!" We both agreed with other reviewers that the bacon should be cut into smaller pieces, either before or after cooking. I think I would make another change and pour most of the marinade over the green beans/onions in the casserole dish then mix, then layer on the bacon and pour a remaining dab of marinade over the bacon. Most of my marinade ended up on only the bacon
I used frozen beans, and it was still very good, although I want to try it with fresh. I cut the bacon into smaller, bit-sized pieces, and then as other reviews suggested fried the onions in the bacon fat, which made them really delicious. The tang of the vinegar was great!
I had this recipe at a friends house for dinner last weekend. They are so very tasty. I would definately make them for a crowd. The almonds were left out but it still had 100% flavor! Even my picky husband liked them!
I've been using this recipe for family get-togethers for the past couple of years, and it's never failed to garner rave reviews! I prefer to use brown sugar, and for an interesting variation, try adding 1 tsp. of maple syrup. Excellent recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
The Most Delicious Green Beans
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 203
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