Green Beans with Bacon Recipe
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Green Beans with Bacon Recipe

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"MY MOTHER was from North Carolina, and she preferred green pole beans to green snap beans. I've found that either is delicious in this recipe, as long as long as the beans are fresh. Mother also brought with her from North Carolina the custom of chopping and 'mounding' the beans before serving—a touch that makes them even more special."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pound green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 bacon strips
  • Pepper and seasoned salt to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 118 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a covered saucepan, cook beans in a small amount of water for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Drain. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. Add beans to drippings; sprinkle with pepper and seasoned salt. Heat through. Add crumbled bacon and toss. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Green Beans with Bacon in Reminisce September/October 1993, p47

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 238483
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"Yum, yum, and yum. Green beans and bacon go together like peanut butter and jelly. I did add some diced sweet onion which I cooked in the bacon drippings before adding the cooked beans. Delicious!"

cindiak User ID: 221828 16318
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"Very easy to make and everything is better with bacon :)"

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 39629
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"This is an excellent recipe. I served it for Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. Next time, I may add some onion and mushrooms but it is delicious as is. I did drain off some of the grease as another reviewer suggested."

Sheilas Travel User ID: 7056588 42388
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"Loved this recipe! It was exactly what I was looking for. I used canned green beans and cut up the bacon before browning. I cooked the bacon and threw the beans in. The only thing I would do differently next time is to drain off most of the grease. I didn't think it was necessary and would be much healthier."

myhotcandies User ID: 4424422 41037
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"My mom makes these all the time--they are delicious! Very simple and easy to make."

ladfyfarmer User ID: 4036348 201768
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2010

"Tasty, quick and easy. Another way to enjoy fresh green beans"

ladytenn User ID: 3646095 11525
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"this recipe is great with canned green beans also, Drain the water from the can beans and follow the rest of directions --- this is how my mother taught me to cook green beaans"

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