Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Vinegar Green Beans

I hope you are all having a great week so far. I'm finally going to see an Ortho for my foot today. While my foot is feeling much better, it had been hurting since the beginning of December, so it's definitely time to see a specialist so that I can make sure there aren't any bigger issues. And since a visit to the specialist means leaving the island and a 1.5 hour drive, I went ahead and made an eye doctor appointment for this morning too. Taking care of business!

Before I hit the road, I have a super simple recipe to share with you. Make this side dish to go with your dinner tonight; you won't regret it!


The funniest thing happened right before Christmas. My mom, Chuck, and I were sitting around her kitchen table discussing what the Christmas dinner menu would look like. We decided on a turkey breast and a ham and then we started to talk about what sides to serve with it. 

Chuck volunteers to make his Vinegar Green Beans. His vinegar green beans... like it's a thing. He swore up and down about how great they were and said he needed to dig out the recipe. He was so excited as he told me what they tasted like and he could hardly believe that I had no idea as to what he was talking about. We've been together for nearly five years and I have never tasted these world famous green beans. It was clearly before my time...

Well, the boyfriend who doesn't do much cooking needs to start cooking a bit more often, because these were some good green beans! It's a great way to dress up a can of plain ol' green beans.

Sorry for the sad photo...

Chuck's Vinegar Green Beans come together with more of a method than a recipe.

Here's how to make them:

Empty a pound of drained canned green beans into a medium-sized pan over medium heat. Add up to 1/8 cup of white wine vinegar and up to 1 tablespoon of sugar to the pan. If desired, add in dried chopped onions or freshly sauteed onions and several slices of bacon (cooked and chopped). Stir well to evenly coat green beans and cook until heated through.

How do you "dress up" canned vegetables?


  1. Do you drain the beans or add the liquid from the can into pan and then add the vinegar?


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