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Snappy Green Beans Recipe
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Snappy Green Beans

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"A nice little touch to plain ole' green beans!!! This really goes by your own taste buds, so if you want it extra 'snappy' add more vinegar!"

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. Saute onions in bacon grease; add vinegar, and saute until onions are tender. Add green beans and cook until heated through. Crumble the bacon on top.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 27, 2003

I could eat this all day, but definitely use fresh, steamed green beans and red wine vinegar.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 15, 2010

not favored at our house, better described as "sour" green beans than snappy ... may have been better with 6 slices of bacon - I only used 2 (w/ my usual method, more than enough bacon flavor).

Dec 02, 2003

I did this receipe for Thanksgiving Dinner as I was asked to bring a "green" veggie..I did use Frozen Green beans, and micowaved them w/ the bacon onion/vinegar it was quick/easy and Delicious!!

Aug 27, 2003

My husband really liked these, but I made them into a "cold" dish. I used fresh green beans, "garlic red wine vinegar" and also added minced garlic. I also used already cooked bacon to eliminate some fat and then steamed everything together in my microwave, let it cool & served. Nice easy side, thanks Casey.

Aug 03, 2004

Overall the taste on this recipe was great. I made one change and would recommend making one other. Instead of canned beans I used raw fresh beans out of the garden. Very good and crispy. I would recommend not to saute the onions in bacon grease. My husband of course, being a man, loved it, but I thought it was just a bit too heavy and greasy. I'll definately make it again though, minus the bacon grease!!

Sep 13, 2005

Tasty & healthy- if you make it my way! Saute' onions in a little olive oil. ( I only used half the amount.) Add vinegar, then green beans. Next add 6 T. bacon bits. Heat through- not greasy at all this way. It's tart with the vinegar- we liked it!

Jan 21, 2009

I made mine with fresh green beans, red wine vinegar, bacon with just a little grease (just enough to barely cover the bottom of the skillet), onion and fresh minced garlic. I needed to add a little water about half way thru to finish cooking the beans, but OH BABY was it good when it was done! I only gave it 4 stars because it was amazing with changes... as written, it's 4 stars, how I made it it's 5 stars!

May 14, 2004

The best green bean recipe ever! I use Louis Rich Turkey Bacon cooked in the microwave and saute my onions in olive oil to cut down on the fat content. Even my 1 year old granddaughter loves them!


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  • Calories
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 649 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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