Hartley's Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans

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Recipe: #660

October 17, 2011

"Hartley's was a great restaurant In Fort Wayne, Indiana that recently closed. One of their recipes was featured in Midwest Living magazine a few years back. We enjoy it so I'd like to share it. It's a wonderful example of U.S. Heartland cooking."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (225.4 g)
  • Calories 174.1
  • Total Fat - 5.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 13.9 mg
  • Sodium - 413.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 8.8 g
  • Protein - 7.2 g
  • Calcium - 50.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a medium saucepan cook green beans in boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp-tender (less if using frozen). Drain off water and set aside.

Step 2

In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 4 teaspoons drippings. Return bacon and the reserved drippings to skillet.

Step 3

Add brown sugar, parsley, vinegar, and shallot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add green beans and heat through. Enjoy!


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


Especially love the bacon in this. I made them with more vinegar and no sugar for our tastes (the bacon still gave it a sweetness) and they came out great.


review by:
(30 Jul 2018)


We seriously loved these green beans. I used fresh green beans and they were such a great mix of flavors!


review by:
(31 May 2013)


Excellent! very tasty and exactly the flavor I expect in sweet and sour green beans. I served this with a Thai style tilapia and it was a perfect match with all the hot, sour, salty and sweet flavors going on.


review by:
(6 May 2013)

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