Rose Mary's German Style Green Beans

Rose Mary Mogan


This recipe is one of my family favorites, the sweet & sour tart flavors blended together with the smoky flavored bacon, I usually add additional bacon to this recipe. But I am giving you the recipe as it is written in my cookbook. It really is a comforting side dish. The green beans are just so tasty and delicious. This recipe too is on page 300. It is great anytime of the year, & will definately impress those holiday guests. Serve it & wait for the compliments to begin.It is a great alternative to the green Bean casserole, but you can serve both, if you have quite a few guest.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4-6 depending on appetite
10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    fresh green beans, cut into 2 inch pcs or 26 oz. frozen
  • 6 slice
    bacon,diced ( i usually double the amount)
  • 1 medium
    onion, sliced
  • 4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar

How to Make Rose Mary's German Style Green Beans


  1. Place Green Beans in Sauce pan and cover with water; bring to a boil, and cook uncovered, until crisp tender, about 10 minutes. Drain & set aside.
  2. Cook diced bacon in a skillet over medium heat, until crisp. I like to use a cast iron skillet. Drain on paper towel. Reserve about 2 tablespoons drippings;
  3. Add sliced onions and cook until transparent & tender. Combine cornstarch,salt,mustard and water in a small bowl;stir until smooth. Pour into onions and bring to a boil;
  4. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in sugar and vinegar. Add green beans and heat through. Sprinkle with bacon. SERVE IMMEDIATELY WHILE STILL WARM.
  5. PLEASE NOTE: If using frozen green beans, omit covering with water, and cook according to package directions in microwave.

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About Rose Mary's German Style Green Beans

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: German

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