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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

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.