Nana's Green Beans
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Serves: 8 servings
  • 2 pounds green beans
  • 6 pieces of bacon
  • ½ tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ⅔ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt and pepper
  1. Add water and a healthy sprinkle of salt to a large pot and bring to a boil on the stove. Once the water is boiling, add the green beans. Boil the beans for 2-3 minutes until they’re slightly softened, but still have a crunch. The beans should also be bright green in color. Add the beans to a large bowl or pot of ice water. The ice bath shocks the beans, preventing them from cooking any further, and helps them retain their pretty green color.
  2. While the beans are bathing in the ice, fry the bacon until crispy in a large sauté pan. Drain the cooked bacon on a plate lined with paper towel and then chop into bits. Leave some of the bacon grease in the pan and turn the heat to medium.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water until fully incorporated. Add the cornstarch mixture, apple cider vinegar, and honey to the pan. Turn the heat up to medium high heat and stir the mixture until it thickens a bit.
  4. Turn the heat to low and add in the beans and bacon. Toss the beans and bacon bits in the sauce to coat and cook for about 3-4 minutes until the beans are heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe by Destination Delish at