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Sweet & Sour Green Beans Recipe

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Added: Monday, February 2, 2009


2 14 oz. cans green beans
3 strips bacon
1/3 cup chopped onion
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Dash of pepper

Drain green beans, reserve 1 cup liquid.

Chop bacon, brown until crisp. Remove bacon.

Saute onion in bacon drippings until yellow.

Add flour & stir.

Add bean liquid, stir slowly until it boils & becomes smooth & thick.

Add green beans, stir well.

Cover & let simmer slowly. Add half of the bacon, reserve the other half to sprinkle on top before serving.

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