Bacon-Almond Green Beans Recipe
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Bacon-Almond Green Beans Recipe

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“I adapted this recipe from one I saw in a magazine that required a lot of work," says Jackie Matthews from Yucca Valley, California. "This is much quicker and easier to prepare and tastes great!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons real bacon bits
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 149 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Drain beans; add to the skillet. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with bacon and almonds; toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Bacon-Almond Green Beans in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p66

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Recipe is delicious! Left the bacon out just because I didn't have any and I didn't miss it at all."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"This recipe is excellent, the sauce is outstanding!"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"Yes, will definitely be making green beans like this a lot! This was sweet and crunchy -- my 3.5 year old loved them!"

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"The sauce is great and what a great way to use the abundance of garden beans this season. You know when the husband comes for a second helping of veggies then this recipe is a keeper. I fried bacon strips and crumbled to top the beans because I didn't have bacon bits on hand. Will most likely use real bacon next time as well."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"This is a great recipe. My husband totally loved them and even raved the next day! I substituted peanuts instead of the almonds, and they are fantastic. This will definitely go on my fave list."

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