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Bacon-Almond Green Beans

“I adapted this recipe from one I saw in a magazine that required a lot of work," says Jackie Matthews from Yucca Valley, California. "This is much quicker and easier to prepare and tastes great!”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons real bacon bits
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted


  • Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved.
  • Drain beans; add to the skillet. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with bacon and almonds; toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 149 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • PageRD
    Feb 19, 2017

    So easy and so tasty. A great side dish for any meal.

  • Selene K
    Nov 2, 2016

    Not only is this recipe easy and quick, but it is delicious. Thank you Jackie from CA for a real winner.

  • danali2001
    Nov 9, 2013

    Recipe is delicious! Left the bacon out just because I didn't have any and I didn't miss it at all.

  • samoanjoy
    Aug 30, 2013

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  • talon49
    Jan 15, 2013

    This recipe is excellent, the sauce is outstanding!

  • xusafgal
    Nov 28, 2011

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  • Schemer
    Nov 27, 2011

    Yes, will definitely be making green beans like this a lot! This was sweet and crunchy -- my 3.5 year old loved them!

  • creamofthecook
    Aug 11, 2011

    The sauce is great and what a great way to use the abundance of garden beans this season. You know when the husband comes for a second helping of veggies then this recipe is a keeper. I fried bacon strips and crumbled to top the beans because I didn't have bacon bits on hand. Will most likely use real bacon next time as well.

  • mschaffer1957
    Jul 19, 2011

    This is a great recipe. My husband totally loved them and even raved the next day! I substituted peanuts instead of the almonds, and they are fantastic. This will definitely go on my fave list.

  • scrapo
    Mar 20, 2011

    Excellent! Made them when my fam came over and everyone loved them. Make extra - everyone will want seconds. I might decrease the Worcestershire next time - although my DH like them as is LOL - cooks preference I say! :)