Sweet & Sour Green Beans (video)

Sweet & Sour Green Beans

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Yesterday was one of my favorite days of the year: spending the day in the kitchen preparing for our Thanksgiving dinner. One of our family favorites is our Sweet & Sour Green Beans, and I posted a 3-minute video to show you how it’s done.

This recipe is in the Sides & Sauces section of my first cookbook, Love in the Kitchen Vol. 1, page 119. There are nearly 200 more recipes in my cookbook, most “Jeub originals” like this one, so be sure to get your copy. Here’s the recipe:

1/2 pound bacon
4 Tbsp flour
3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cups apple vinegar, scant
3 or 4 cans green beans, drained
1/4 cup green bean water from can, if desired

Fry bacon until mildly crisp. Save about 4 Tbsp of the grease. Put the bacon grease in a large saucepan over medium heat, and gradually stir in the flour, sugar, apple vinegar, and green bean water. Stir until it becomes thick like gravy. Add more bean juice if too thick. Add green beans. Lastly, crumble the bacon into it. This can be refrigerated and reheated before serving.

This recipe debuts our new YouTube Channel: We hope to post more videos like this in the future, perhaps one every week. Here’s the video…

We’ve got big plans for the Jeub Family YouTube Channel, so be sure to subscribe!

About Wendy Jeub

Yes, Wendy Jeub has brought 16 children into the world, and loves each and every one of them. So much so, she'd welcome more!

  • Mindy

    So much fun to be a “guest” in your kitchen. Love your “audience” in the background!

  • Fruitful Harvest

    I came by to wish you and your family
    a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Your recipe sounds yummy! I loved the video!
    You have also inspired my to unclutter my kitchen!

    Peace and Joy,

  • nicole

    I would love to get your books (recipes) but what about the shipping to france? I can’t get that detail to appear at the cart…
    is it possible and how expensive would it be?

  • Richelle

    Love the green bean recipe. I have all of your cookbooks, Love in the House, Love on a Diet. Waiting for the next book:) Love the video girlfriend such a good idea to have people actually see the food.


  • Heidi

    Made this today, thanks! Yummy!

  • Tisha

    So fun!! I love seeing you in action Wendy. I think I could watch your home videos all day. :) The recipe is EXCELLENT. I may not ever make the mushroom soup kind again.

  • Anita Chamblee

    An old family favorite here, minus the flour and the liquid from the beans. I use the giant cans from Sam’s now as some of my children REALLY like them!

  • Kathy Wooten

    I LOVE the comment your son makes at the end when you asks if he wants to taste it…”Yeah, that’s why I hugged you” LOL!