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Pennsylvania dutch green beans on a white plate

Pennsylvania Dutch Green Beans Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 152kcal
This Green Beans and Bacon recipe is an easy and delicious way to prepare green beans!  The beans are crispy and crunchy, plus loaded with flavor from the mustard and Worcestershire sauce and ...bacon!   Perfect recipe for the Fall and the Winter, but awesome any time.
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  • 1 pound fresh green beans washed & trimmed
  • 6 slices bacon thin-sliced, cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 2 cups diced yellow onions
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add the beans and cook 5 minutes or to al dente. Drain the beans, reserving 1 cup green bean water.
  • Fry the bacon until crisp; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Sauté the onions in the rendered bacon fat until softened and translucent.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together reserved green bean water, cornstarch, salt, mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, brown sugar and vinegar. Whisk until creamy and fully incorporated. Add this mixture to the sautéed onions and mix.
  • Finely chop half of the bacon and add it to the onion mixture.
  • Add green beans and stir. Keep hot over very low heat, and serve within 15 minutes, stirring often.
  • When ready to serve, sprinkle with the finely chopped crispy bacon.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 551mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 522IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg