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Slow-Cooked Green Beans


  • 16 cups frozen french-style green beans (about 48 ounces), thawed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce


  • 1. Place beans in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients; pour over beans and toss to coat. Cook, covered, on low until heated through, 2-3 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 143 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.


Average Rating:
  • Appy_Girl
    Jun 5, 2019
    Both hubby and I really enjoyed this recipe. I used garlic powder instead of the garlic salt. Really down sized the amounts for just us 2. I used fresh green beans which i sliced down the middle. Baked at 250, covered for 1-1/2 hours. Fabulous. Volunteer Field Editor.
  • annrms
    Apr 18, 2019
    I had the time and space so I cooked this recipe on the stovetop, making enough for 2. I only added 1/4 teaspoon of brown sugar, garlic salt, and soy. Also added 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger as one reviewer suggested. We cleaned our plates; so delicious!!!
  • Lucy
    Nov 18, 2018
    Green Beans are by far my favorite veggie. I wanted to make this ahead of Thanksgiving so my extended family didnt end up being my guinea pigs. Sure glad I did. I reduced the recipe in half so I gave some credit for that. This was not very good at all. Who doesnt like brown sugar butter green beans and soy sauce? Usually nobody. I double checked my ingredients and measurements and they were spot on but not this dish.
  • Aquarelle
    Apr 29, 2018

    I reduced all of the quantities by 2/3 to feed my small family: 16-oz. bag of French-cut frozen green beans, 2 tbsp. brown sugar, 2 tbsp. melted butter, 1/2 tsp. garlic salt and 1/4 tsp. soy sauce. This amount fits perfectly into a 1 1/2-quart slow cooker. I've made it a few times now and have decided that everyone likes it better if I go scanty on the brown sugar and add just a dribble of additional soy sauce. I love that you can start it early and forget about it while you're preparing other dishes.

  • upwords5
    Mar 20, 2018

    I used fresh green beans. I steamed them for 6 minutes in the microwave and then put them in the crock pot. so easy to make. I added an onion and some ginger for even more flavor. My family ate the whole thing. Will definitely make these again

  • PadFan
    Feb 20, 2018

    This is such an easy way to fix a side dish—especially for a big meal like Thanksgiving or Christmas! Very tasty; however, my family felt they were too sweet, so now I cut down on the sugar and add a splash more soy sauce and they are perfect!

  • Bassgalleigh1
    Dec 12, 2017

    I used the big can of Cut Green Beans from Sam's and drained them. Placed in Crock Pot, mixed the stick of melted butter, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic salt together and poured over them. Set it on low for 2 and half hours. So easy. They were delicious! Wouldn't change a thing!

  • Shawners
    Aug 31, 2017

    When you are busy serving a large crowd this is the perfect dish!

  • lidjzl0
    Feb 4, 2017

    Made for Christmas. Very good. Everyone loved them. The only change I made eas to use vegan butter so my vegan daughter could eat them . Made them in a big pot instead of the crockpot. Will definitely make them again.

  • Juniper12
    Dec 11, 2016

    Cut the recipe in half for 1st try. LOVED it. Picky daughter even liked them!!

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