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Zippy Green Beans

Zippy Green Beans

"A sweet-and-sour sauce makes fresh green beans a little special. The tangy treatment for this everyday vegetable dresses them up nicely, so they complement most any meal. --Suzanne McKinley of Lyons, Georgia"
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20 m servings
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  1. Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings.
  2. In the drippings, saute onion until tender. add wine or apple juice, sugar, vinegar and salt. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain beans; top with onion mixture. Sprinkle with bacon; toss to coat.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 98 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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This is a toughy because I am the first one to review this and I DO NOT want to turn people away from this recipe. I wish I could give it a 5 star rating, but I can't. I would have given it 4, b...

Om nom nom!! I would only make two observations: (1) The frozen beans I used cooked in about 4-6 minutes, and would have dissolved in 10. (2) When served piping hot, the vinegar fumes coming of...

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