Country Style Green Beans

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"This was a recipe I picked up while visiting the Gulf Coast, and the flavour combination is nothing short of amazing. Certainly not something you'd eat every day, but they're definitely worth the fat and calories for a treat every now and then."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (146.9 g)
  • Calories 167
  • Total Fat - 7.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 19 mg
  • Sodium - 506.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 2.5 g
  • Protein - 9.4 g
  • Calcium - 62 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine vinegar and sugar in a small bowl; stir to dissolve sugar.

Step 2

In a cast iron skillet, cook bacon and onions until bacon is crispy.

Step 3

Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; reserve 1/4 cup of pan drippings, then wipe out pan.

Step 4

Pour vinegar mixture into skillet and bring to a boil; reduce heat, add green beans, and simmer 5 minutes.

Step 5

Add bacon mixture and reserved drippings to pan and heat through, stirring occasionally (about 5 more minutes).


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


Flavor was good, but didn't like the texture using canned beans. If I made them again I would use fresh string beans.


review by:
(2 Apr 2019)


Great veggie side! I used whole frozen green beans because we don't eat any canned vegetables. Worked well and they were delicious!


review by:
(11 Mar 2015)


Great bean recipe, I didn't use canned I used steamed fresh. the beans were so good, thank you for this recipe!


review by:
(3 Nov 2012)


These turned out very nice. Both the wife and myself liked them. I would like to suggest to let these rest for about 20 minutes after cooking to let the flavors blend. I came to this conclusion when I went for seconds. We used frozzen beans and maple and hickory smoked slab bacon diced. Nice recipe.


review by:
(19 Oct 2012)


I used fresh green beans and these were made as part a special Southern meal for my friends that came from Georgia. We all loved them and my friend requested the recipe. Thanks!


review by:
(11 May 2012)

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