The Best Green Beans Ever.

This recipe comes from my friend and former coworker Judy…she made them for us for dinner one night, and everyone asked for the recipe. Now, Matt asks for these, especially if we’re having company.

(2) 10 oz. packages frozen green beans (you can use fresh beans, but I just use the steam-in-the-bag kind)
5 slices bacon*, cut up
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup vinegar
1 ½ teaspoons dry mustard

Cook beans as package directs. Brown bacon in a skillet, and when finished, remove most of the grease (keep enough to cook onion in). Cook onion for a few minutes, until translucent. Stir in sugar, vinegar, mustard and bacon. Drain beans and put into a shallow casserole dish. Pour sauce over beans and serve.

*Here’s a little trick – cut up the bacon with a scissors while it’s raw and cook it in pieces; then you don’t have to crumble it later while you’re working on the sauce.

Makes 8 servings.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 06:56:04

    Mmmm! I’m going to have to try this one. We already have 2 favorite green bean recipes (hey, this family lurves them some green beans!) but this one sounds like a winner too!


  2. kirksonya
    Mar 09, 2009 @ 12:57:17

    Can you really taste the mustard? I’m not a fan of mustard but have had a couple recipes with it where you really can’t taste it much. Just curious…..cause I will be making this if not!


    • Nicole
      Mar 09, 2009 @ 23:10:12

      I don’t think it’s overwhelming…you might use a little less than it calls for the first time you make it, but it’s certainly not an overpowering flavor.


    • Nana Jo
      Mar 11, 2009 @ 22:07:55

      Sonya, I don’t like mustard either unless it’s very hidden in a recipe, and I LOVE these green beans!! Like Nicole said in her reply, just use less of it.


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