"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"
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.
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.