German style green beans platter full featured

German-Style Green Beans


  • 3 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 8 ounces bacon, chopped
  • 2 apples, cored and cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 large onion, cut in a medium dice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a 5 QT Dutch oven. Blanch the green beans until they are just crisp-tender. Drain and set them aside.

In a large 12” skillet, brown the bacon over medium heat until it is crispy. Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

Sauté the onion in the remaining bacon grease in the skillet over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the apples to the pan and sauté until the apples are just softened. Stir in the brown sugar and vinegar and simmer for 1-2 minutes.

Toss the green beans with the apple and onion mixture. Stir in the bacon. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


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