• 4servings
  • 40minutes
  • 341calories

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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2-1 lb thick-cut bacon (or less)

  2. 1 lb green beans

  3. 2 tablespoons bacon fat (reserved)

  4. 1 cup boiling water

  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  6. 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  7. 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  8. 3 tablespoons cider vinegar (white will do in a pinch)

  9. 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  10. 1/4 cup cold water

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large cast-iron skillet, fry bacon until nearly crisp; reserve at least 2 T. bacon fat in the pan.

  2. Meanwhile, prepare beans: cut into 1-inch pieces; place in skillet with reserved grease, boiling water, and salt. Cover and heat quickly until beans steam (boil), then turn heat down and cook for 15-20 minutes (tender-crisp) DO NOT DRAIN.

  3. Mix cornstarch with sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and water; pour over beans; stir and cook until slightly thickened and clear.

  4. Crumble at least 4 slices of bacon into the beans; stir to mix. Use MORE bacon if this is more of a "main dish"

  5. OPTION: Fry 1 medium chopped onion in the bacon grease; remove from pan BEFORE cooking the beans; add with the bacon at the end.


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