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Old-Fashioned Green Beans Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Green Beans Recipe

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Mom would prepare home-grown green beans using this recipe, and boy did they ever taste good. The bacon provides rich flavor and the brown sugar a touch of sweetness. This is one irresistible side dish. -Willa Govoro, St. Clair, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 145 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the beans, brown sugar and water. Stir gently; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Remove to a serving bowl with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Green Beans in Taste of Home August/September 1995, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 145 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

Family loved these green beans!!! They were easy and delicious. I also double the brown sugar and water.

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

Love the sweet bacon flavor of these beans, and quick to make. Have also added fresh mushrooms to this dish and it was great.

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

Super easy and delicious. After reading the reviews, I also doubled the water and brown sugar. Yummy!

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

absolutely -- and a great way to serve it -- crockpot after the initial cooking on low!! I doubled the brown sugar and water and left it with the beans.

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

One of my families favorite recipies.

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