As I always have with other vegetables as well, I frequently cook green beans with bacon and garlic. It was the addition of onion and the cooking method itself, that caught my eye. I always saute the bacon and garlic, add the COOKED green beans to the pan and toss to coat. With this recipe’s method, the green beans lose their vibrant color, the bacon gets limp, and the dish looks “muddied” overall. I’ll stick to my method, where both the beans and the bacon retain their rich color and where the bacon flavor enhances, rather than overwhelms, the beans.
A nice change from the traditional green bean casserole for the Holidays. Used a packaged thick sliced bacon and frozen whole petite green beans. Cooked the bacon full first until it was crisp then remove from the pan. As per other reviews only retained about 1 tablespoon of grease. When I added the beans and the water I put a lid on the pan but left it cracked which allowed the beans that were not in the water to steam while allowing the water to evaporate. When the beans were cooked and the water was pretty much gone, I returned the crisp bacon which I had chopped to the pan and tossed, put the lid on tightly, and just let it sit for about two hours. I didn’t want the beans to get mushy but did want the bacon to soften up a bit. Right before serving I just heated it up. Everybody loved it – will definitely make it again.
5 cans of cut green beans, drained
8 slices of bacon cooked crisp, then chopped
? cup light brown sugar
¾ cup butter
1 ½ tsp garlic
over the green beans
The first step:
Drain all green beans and place them in a 9×13. baking dish
Sprinkling minced bacon on beans
The 2 steps:
In a bowl, mix brown sugar, melt butter, soy sauce also garlic
Pour this mix on green beans
The 4 steps:
Baking uncovered for 40 mn at 350*.