Sweet and Sour German Green Beans with Bacon and Onions is a tasty green bean recipe and easy low carb side.

Sweet and Sour German Green Beans with Bacon and Onions

German green beans feature crisp-tender green beans warmed in a sweet and sour sauce with bacon, onions, cider vinegar and brown sugar. Healthy & delicious.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, German
Keyword beans, family favorite
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 166kcal


  • 1 pound green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsbp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp Sukrin Gold (or brown sugar for not low carb)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp whole grain mustard



    Trim the beans. Chop the onions, and dice the bacon.

    • Cook the green beans until tender.  I steam mine in the microwave, but use your favorite method. Drain well once cooked.


    • While the beans cook, put the bacon in a medium-large pan over medium heat. Let the bacon cook for 4 minutes until almost crispy. Add the onions and saute until they begin to soften. 
    • Add the cider vinegar, water and Sukrin Gold (or brown sugar if not low carb) to the bacon and onions and stir. Reduce slightly. Measure the whole grain mustard into the pan.
    • Lastly, add the green beans and stir to coat and heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. I like lots of pepper because it brings out a nice savory flavor. Serve hot. 


    Nutrition Facts
    Sweet and Sour German Green Beans with Bacon and Onions
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 166 Calories from Fat 99
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 11g17%
    Sodium 384mg17%
    Carbohydrates 8g3%
    Fiber 4g17%
    Protein 9g18%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


    Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 384mg | Fiber: 4g