August 2021 – Green Beans

Barbecued Green Beans

Pat Miller, Leola

  • 4 slices bacon, cut up
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • ½ cup catsup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1½ qt. green or yellow beans

Brown bacon and onions; add catsup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer a few minutes.

Combine with beans and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F.

Note: I steam the beans first for about 7 minutes, then put them in a dish and pour sauce over them, then bake.


Bar-B-Que Baked Green Beans

Mary Ann King, Leola

  • (2) 14 oz. cans green beans, drained (or fresh green beans in season)
  • 4 slices bacon, fried crisp
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup catsup
  • ¼ cup chopped onions

Combine bacon, sugar, catsup and onion; simmer for 10 minutes. Pour beans in a baking dish and cover with sauce.

Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.


Country Green Beans with Ham

Gloria Dougherty, Akron

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup diced fully cooked ham
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt
  • pepper

In a saucepan, add all ingredients. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until beans are tender.


Smoked Sausage with Green Beans & Potatoes

Pat Roth, Ephrata

“This was always my dad’s favorite meal.”

  • 1½ lbs. smoked sausage, cut into 4” pieces
  • 2 quarts fresh string beans, cut
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 1 quart small new potatoes
  • salt
  • pepper

Put 2 cups of water in a kettle. Add the sausage and onions. Simmer for 2 hours. Add the potatoes, then put the cut green beans on top. Cook until beans are tender.


Impossible Green Bean Pie

Pat Roth, Ephrata

  • 8 oz. fresh green beans, cut length-wise into strips (or diced)
  • 4 oz. can mushroom stems & pieces, drained
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ¾ cup Bisquick baking mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Heat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 10” pie plate.

Heat the beans and 1” of salted water (1/2 teaspoon salt to 1 cup of water); heat to boiling. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes. Cook covered until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.

Mix the beans, mushrooms, onion, garlic and cheese in the pie plate.

Beat the remaining ingredients until smooth with a hand beater. Pour this into the pie plate.

Bake until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes.

Makes about 6 to 8 servings.


Fabulous Green Beans

Ada Mae Weaver, Ephrata

“Our family loves this butter sauce over green beans, whether they are fresh or frozen. I have used it many times for large meals, just increase the amounts.”

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans
  • ¼ cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

Cook beans until tender-crisp; drain. In a small saucepan, heat the remaining ingredients until butter is melted. Drizzle over beans and toss to coat.