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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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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

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

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

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

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."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"One of my families favorite recipies."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

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

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