Sunday, April 8, 2012

Green Beans Y'all Won't Believe

I didn't make up the title for this recipe. It is actually called "Green Beans Y'all Won't Believe" (so says the newspaper in which the recipe was published). It's pretty true, though; they're delicious!

We didn't have fresh green beans available, but if you do, use 1 1/2 lbs of them in his recipe. Instead, we used 2 cans, and it was great. Hope you like them!

Green Beans Y'all Won't Believe

2 cans green beans, drained and rinsed OR 1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans
5 strips bacon
6 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp vinegar
1/4 cup slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350. If using fresh green beans, rinse the beans, and remove ends and strings. Leave whole or cut into one-inch pieces. In a 2-quart saucepan, cook beans in a small amount of boiling, salted water, covered for 20-25 minutes or until crisp and tender. drain and set aside.

If using canned beans, drain, rinse, and set aside. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, drain, and crumble; reserve 1 tablespoon of drippings in the skillet. Stir sugar and vinegar into the drippings.

Pour sugar mixture, green beans, and crumbled bacon into a casserole dish, and combine. Bake for 45 minutes or until heated through.

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