Need help with green bean recipe...
A friend brought these to a dinner here, and they were delish! Here's the recipe he gave me off the top of his head when he was slightly inebriated:
Brandon’s Sweet & Sour Green Beans
10 oz bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
˝ cup brown sugar
˝ cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
4 cans green beans
˝ cup chopped onion
Mix sugars, vinegar and cut up onions. Bring to a boil. Drain green beans and add to vinegar mixture. Reduce heat and continue cooking until beans are well saturated. Remove from heat and let marinate in the refrigerator for 12+ hours. May be eaten any time, but the longer the beans marinate, the better they are. Reheat and add bacon before serving.
When I followed this recipe, my beans tasted way to vinegary. The recipe doesn't say what kind of vinegar to use. I used cidar vinegar, because it's good in most things, but perhaps I should have used plain white vinegar.
When I pickle things, I use equal amounts water, sugar, and vinegar. One probably should drain the green beans, saving one cup of the liquid and adding it to the cooking liquid. I suspect he may have left that step out of the recipe.
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