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1 lb fresh green beans,
5 slice bacon
1 medium onion
2 tsp flour
1/2 c water
1/3 c cider vinegar
2 Tbsp sugar
salt & pepper

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Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe
Well Seasoned
Spokane, WA (pop. 208,916)
Member Since Jan 2011
Nancy J.'s notes for this recipe:
This wonderful recipe was clipped out of a cooking magazine in the early 80's.
MMMmm, fresh green beans, so bright and crisp, flavored with bacon, onion,and cider vinegar.
A real taste treat.
This is one of my favorite side dishes, and have made it many times.
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Trim ends of green beans, and cook in boiling,
salted water until crisp and tender. Drain and plunge into ice water.
Drain again and set aside.
In a large skillet cook bacon till crisp.
Drain on a paper towel.
Drain off all but 2 Tablespoons of of bacon drippings.
Saute onion till tender, in the bacon drippings.
Stir in flour, cook and stir until bubbly.
Stir in water, vinegar and sugar, heat to boiling and continue to cook until slightly thickened.
Add beans, and heat, tossing occasionally.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cooked bacon.

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user Rose Selvar potrose - May 9, 2012
Hey Ma,
If I use canned green you know how many cans I'd need to equal 1 pound of fresh green beans? Since you are an experienced cook, I thought I'd ask.... 5/09/12 2340
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - May 9, 2012
One pound of fresh green beans trimmed yields
approximately 3 cups raw.
One pound of fresh green beans trimmed and
cooked yields about 2 cups.

how many cups of beans in a can??
size of can??....LOL....Hugs, ma
user Rose Selvar potrose - May 9, 2012
You are tooooo much!!! LOL
A regular size can...LOL
I'd have to go buy a can
to see...LOL
5/09/12 2352
It's almost tomorrow! LOL
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - May 10, 2012
8 ounces in a can...equal 1 cup!!! that with or with out the liquid. ?????????
tee hee
user Deb Crane songchef - May 10, 2012
My Great Aunt makes these beans. Our family calls them Sniveled beans. I dont know why they are called that, but they are yummy! :)
Rose, I would stick to fresh beans. The canned ones might get mushy. Besides, fresh are soooo good! :)

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