German Green Beans Recipe

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German Green Beans
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  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup vinegar ( cider , if possible)
  • 2 (14 1/2 oz) cans green beans (reserve 1/2 cups liquid from canned beans or water if using fresh) or 2 1/2 lbs fresh , washed and cut (reserve 1/2 cups liquid from canned beans or water if using fresh)
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits ( bacos)


  1. Fry the bacon in a large cast-iron skillet until crisp, then drain on paper towels, leaving the fat in the pan.
  2. Add the onion and cook until light golden and tender, then add the flour and stir, cooking for about 1 minute.
  3. Add the sugar, salt, pepper, bean liquid or water, and vinegar, stir, and bring to a rolling boil; Allow to boil for about 3 minutes to thicken the sauce. Add the bacon bits at this time.
  4. Add the green beans and cook until heated through, about 7-8 minutes.
  5. Transfer the beans and sauce to a serving bowl and top with crumbled bacon.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 128.63 Kcal (539 kJ)
Calories from fat 81.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.04g 14%
Cholesterol 14.12mg 5%
Sodium 485.7mg 20%
Potassium 77.89mg 2%
Total Carbs 7.99g 3%
Sugars 4.53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0.69g 3%
Protein 3.33g 7%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 14.3mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 207.87 Kcal (870 kJ)
Calories from fat 131.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.61g 14%
Cholesterol 22.82mg 5%
Sodium 784.93mg 20%
Potassium 125.88mg 2%
Total Carbs 12.91g 3%
Sugars 7.33g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1.11g 3%
Protein 5.38g 7%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 3%
Iron 0.4mg 1%
Calcium 23.2mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.2
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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