Old-Fashioned Green Beans
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 6 bacon strips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 pounds fresh green beans
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 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.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 145 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.
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Mar 1, 2019
These beans are delicious. I halved the recipe for the two of us and still have some left over. The brown sugar gives these beans a subtle flavor but not overly sweet. Quick and easy and far better than opening a can of beans. Volunteer Field Editor
Oct 30, 2018
Very good but next time I will not put the bacon in until the end after beans are cooked as per my family's request.
Mar 23, 2018
Effortless to make, and really tasty! I added a handful of pecans.
Nov 27, 2017
these were fantastic. I did add dried cranberries and salt. Next time I might try adding some pecans. Can't believe how good these were though. Husband loved them too. I'll definitely make these a lot
Nov 16, 2017
THIS IS A FAMILY FAVORITE, BUT INSTEAD OF WATER WE ADD 1/2 CUP VINEGAR MAKING IT SWEET AND SOUR GREEN BEANS THIS IS DELICIOUS,
Nov 26, 2016
I added fresh mushrooms to the recipe, tasted great.
Jul 28, 2016
I added salt & pepper, garlic to taste!! Great taste & Flavor!!!
Nov 18, 2014
These were so good. I used 1 pound of green beans, but other than that followed the directions.
Apr 20, 2014
Family loved these green beans!!! They were easy and delicious. I also double the brown sugar and water.
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.