This recipe for "Sweet & Sour Green Beans" is a great way to dress up canned green beans! It's fairly quick and I usually have all of the ingredients on hand. This combination of flavors makes plain green beans a little more special and interesting! Don't let the name fool you either, they are not really sour at all, but more sweet with just a little zip to them. I like these with pork or chicken especially! Here is what you will need:
6 slices of bacon
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 Tbs. soy sauce
1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes (optional)
2 (15 oz.) cans of whole green beans, drained
Fry the bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove and drain on a paper towel lined plate. In the bacon drippings, saute the diced onion and garlic until the onion is translucent.
Add all of the other ingredients except the green beans, stir and bring up to a boil. Add the drained green beans and toss them in the sauce. Lower the heat and simmer for about 5 -10 minutes on low. I prefer the whole green beans for this, but you could use cut green beans also. I just think the whole ones hold up well and look nice! Pour into a serving dish and sprinkle the top with the crumbled bacon pieces.
Wasn't that quick and easy and so tasty!!!