Green Beans with Bacon and Cider Vinegar

Add some flavor to this favorite side using this recipe.

by Dani Yokhna
Green beans with bacon and cider vinegar in white bowl with onion in background
Photo by Stephanie Staton

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green or wax beans (2 cups frozen)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 to 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

In medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, cook beans in water until tender. Drain beans, reserving about 3/4 cup cooking liquid.

In large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, sauté bacon and onion until onion is lightly browned. Add reserved bean liquid, and cook until liquid has reduced to 1/4 cup. Add sugar and vinegar, and stir well to combine. Add cooked beans and heat through. Season with salt and pepper.

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