These Easy Green Beans with Bacon & Brown Sugar (Step-by-Step Video) are sweet, savory & delicious. The green beans are baked with a sweet soy sauce and crispy salty bacon that makes for a perfect combination and this recipe is absolutely a crowd pleaser!
The weather shifted midday yesterday and it went from a muggy 70°F+ to around 55°F in a matter of minutes. And I love it!
Cooler weather means we're nearing the holidays and that means all the best food will be eaten over the next couple of months. Granted, it probably won't stay cool for long but I'm going to relish every minute of it and the holidays are coming no matter what!
That's why this recipe is perfect for the Homemade Holiday Inspiration posts I'm sharing this month. Each week I’ll share a post filled with recipes, crafts, decorating ideas, and more! I’d encourage you to check out all the posts, click through and bookmark a few that you want to make this Thanksgiving or Christmas season!
I originally made this recipe for our big family Easter get-together. My Mama called a few days before and asked what I'd be bringing and I immediately knew I wanted to make these Easy Step-by-Step Green Beans with Bacon & Brown Sugar. I hadn't tried a new green bean recipe in a long time, but this one is a keeper for sure!
Easy Step-by-Step Green Beans with Bacon & Brown Sugar
Green Beans with Bacon, Brown Sugar & Soy Sauce
And did you know you can get canned green beans on Amazon by the case (example here)? Sometimes they're even cheaper than Walmart and they're shipped to my house for FREE with Amazon Prime! That's my kind of shopping for sure! (Try Amazon Prime for FREE here!)
Plus... how can you go wrong with bacon and brown sugar? Another thing I really love is that the recipe makes a huge pan, perfect for a crowd! It was perfect for our family of 24 for our Easter dinner!! Actually, we ran out of beans, so it might not be quite big enough :-0
Arkansas Green Beans with Bacon
Arkansas? Yep. This recipe is also called Arkansas Green Beans. I'm not sure where that recipe title came from but it's popular enough that Google recognizes it so I thought I'd mention it too. If you're looking for an Arkansas Green Beans with Bacon recipe, you've found it!
Or at the very least, you've found a similar recipe. There are quite a few variations out there, but this sweet and savory green beans recipe is close to all the ones I've read.
One more thing - every recipe I saw fried the bacon. But I really don't like frying bacon and having the whole kitchen smell like bacon grease for a week, so instead, I baked the bacon like my friend Shelly taught me and it works so great.
Baking it in the oven means a lot less clean-up and no standing over popping grease for 20 minutes! Win-Win!
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- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet (with edges, like this one) with foil. then spread out the bacon and bake it for 20 minutes, or until crispy.
- While the bacon is cooking, open and drain the green beans, then spread them out in a 9"x13" baking dish.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce and minced garlic . Pour it over the green beans.
- After the bacon is crispy, remove it from the oven, drain and chop it. Spread it over the green beans. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F, then bake the beans for 40 minutes.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Side Dishes
Keywords: green beans, bacon, old-fashioned, Thanksgiving, side dish, Christmas, Side Dishes, Vegetables, beans
Adapted from All Recipes