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Old-Fashioned Green Beans Recipe

Old-Fashioned Green Beans Recipe

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. YIELD:6-8 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 145 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Old-Fashioned Green Beans

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mollie7 User ID: 3470098 251975
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2016

"I added salt & pepper, garlic to taste!! Great taste & Flavor!!!"

2princesses2luv User ID: 4369472 3849
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"These were so good. I used 1 pound of green beans, but other than that followed the directions."

sandra stevens User ID: 2484498 1480
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

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

Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 3252
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."

Eden G. User ID: 6866026 4383
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

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

gmhale User ID: 3369366 198990
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."

mrs.mark User ID: 5436322 3848
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"One of my families favorite recipies."

bethkeaton User ID: 1334936 4935
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"I tried this last Thanksgiving and loved it. Will definitely be using it again this Thanksgiving."

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