Sunday, September 9, 2012

Arkansas Green Beans

 I found this recipe on allrecipes when I was searching for a green bean recipe for the wedding. I wanted something that was 'kicked up a notch' from just plain old green beans and these got good reviews.

After I made them I knew I didn't have to look any further. They were awesome! The sauce is what gives it such a great flavor. And bacon....well bacon makes everything better!!!

I made a few adjustments to it by cutting the amount of sugar and garlic powder. If you like them sweeter, by all means add more. The original recipe called for 2/3 cup brown sugar and that sounded like a lot to me so I cut it back to 1/3 cup. In my opinion that was enough. I also cut the garlic powder back to 1 teaspoon from 1 1/2 teaspoon. Add the full amount if you like.

Hope you like them too!

Arkansas Green Beans

5 (15-oz) cans green beans, drained
10 slices bacon
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
7 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the drained green beans in a 9x13" baking pan.
Cut bacon in halve. Cook the bacon in a frying pan until bacon strips are done but not real crispy. Cut up in small pieces and sprinkle on top of the green beans.
Combine the brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce and garlic powder in a small bowl. Pour this mixture over the green beans.
Bake uncovered for 40 minutes. Makes 10 servings.

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  1. Sounds very tasty! And I agree, bacon does make everything better:@)

  2. Everything was good including the beans. Lori claimed it was the best wedding food she ever had.

  3. I think I can get my son to eat his green beans if I use your recipe. love the name please share it on foodie friday today.