You know what is great? When you have something that is supposed to be healthy and then add bacon to it. Bacon is like the worlds greatest condiment. It just so happens that my grandmother had a couple of recipes in her box that feature bacon in a sinfully delicious way. These green beans were one of her recipes.
Upon first glance you might think ok so this is just a dish where you put some bacon in your green beans, who hasn’t had that? That is what I thought until I realized that you are actually making a dressing with bacon. The dressing hits all the right notes, sweet, salty, sour, bacony! This dish is so yummy that it might actually have to replace the standard green bean casserole during the holidays.
I paired these with a Turkey meatloaf so that we could at least try and make other healthy choices. I suspect that you could use this dressing on a lot of vegetables. Grandma has the same dressing for Lima Beans. I think this is a great way to introduce greens to those who usually shy away. I hope you enjoy them!
- 1/2 Lb. Bacon Diced
- 1 Small Onion Diced
- 2 Tbsp. Flour
- 1/3 Cup Vinegar
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 3 Tbsp. Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp. Salt
- 1 Lb. Fresh Green Beans or 2 Cans Drained