Sweet Sour Green Beans

Grandma used to make these sweet sour green beans at every holiday meal and they were my Uncle's favorites. Of course, bacon goes with just about everything, and this recipe is no exception.

-2 cans green beans
-1/2 pound bacon
-1/3 cup cornstarch
-1/2 cup vinegar
-1/2 cup sugar

In a large skillet, fry your bacon. When it's crispy, remove it from the pan, but save the drippings. Slowly stir the cornstarch into the bacon drippings over a low heat.

This recipe is one of those times when you have to cook by the way something looks, so if you didn't get 1/3 cup of bacon drippings, you have to add less cornstarch. If you got more bacon drippings, you either have to add more cornstarch or dump some of the drippings. You should get a slightly pasty consistency after all your cornstarch is mixed in.

You will also need to increase or decrease the vinegar and sugar if you had more or less bacon drippings. A rule of thumb though, is to use equal parts bacon drippings and cornstarch, then add slightly more of the vinegar and sugar, but also in equal parts.

Next, slowly mix in your vinegar and then the sugar. You should have a medium consistency sauce. Drain the green beans and add them to your pan, mixing them into the sauce. Crumble the bacon and mix in just before serving.

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