Van Abel's Green Beans

One of my favorite supper club restaurants is Van Abel's in Holland (just outside Green Bay). They have the most delicious chicken, and serve these fantastic green beans. We have been going to Van Abel's since I was a baby, and these were always my favorite. My sister and I literally go just for the beans. My Grandmother had the green bean recipe and we loved when we got to have them for dinner. I have made adjustments to the recipe (I don't even think we have it on paper anymore), and still love to make this for my family. It is a dish that brings back great memories for family dinners when my Grandparents were still alive. These were a great hit (as always) on our Thanksgiving table!

1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and kitchen cut
5 slices bacon, diced
2/3 cup mayo (we use reduced fat)
2 Tbl white vinegar
1/8 cup sugar
1 Tbl black pepper

Steam green beans in the microwave or stove top. Drain and set aside.

In a large rimmed skillet, cook bacon till crisp. Over medium heat, add green beans and mix. Allow green beans and bacon to cook for 2-3 minutes. Add mayo and mix to coat evenly. Stir in vinegar, sugar, and pepper. Reduce heat to low and allow green beans to cook for 5 minutes. Serve.

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