Green Beans - German Style
These garden-fresh string beans are German-style green bean, with vinegar, onions, and cooked navy beans. Add some bacon crumbles for extra taste, or make it vegan with bacon-bits.
- 1 lb string beans Frenched and blanched (450g)
- ½ lb bacon fried until brown and crumbly. (50g) of crumbles. Substitute bacon-bits if vegan.
- 1 large onion diced (225g)
- 1 cup cooked navy beans (230g)
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
Cook the Navy Beans until soft but not mushy. Set aside. Do not discard the water you cooked them in.
If you are using fresh string beans, french the beans or cut into 1-inch pieces. (click here) for where to purchase a great string bean french cutter. Blanch the string beans (for how to click here)
Cook the 1/2 lb of bacon until crisp and crumble into pieces, set aside. .are vegan use 1/4 cup imitation bacon bits instead
Saute the onion in 1 Tbsp bacon fat or vegetable oil until translucent. Add the flour to the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the vinegar to form a thick paste.
Add the french cut string beans and navy beans. Add water from the cooked navy beans to thin the onion-vinegar paste until it is the consistency of sauce or gravy. Add the bacon or imitation bacon bits and heat until hot through.
1/3 of a cup of dried navy beans will yield one cup of cooked beans.
Replace the vegetable oil with 1 tbsp. of the bacon fat left over after frying the bacon.
Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg