A simple, sweet, green bean and bacon side that others will crave.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until done, but not quite crisp, about 9 minutes. Drain off grease and add butter and brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar has dissolved; remove from the heat and set aside.

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  • Place the green beans into a pot and fill with about 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil then cover, and steam over medium heat until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain off water and stir in the sugar and bacon mixture. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 14g; fat 12.9g; cholesterol 34.1mg; sodium 346.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2008
The last laugh is on me....I just fixed these on a whim because I had everything on hand and trying to use up part of a bag of frozen green beans. Actually, I thought the recipe sounded rather "icky" but was I ever WRONG ! These are the BEST !! Usually I go for lemony flavors on veggies, etc., but Airport Bob's Green Beans are OUT OF THIS WORLD ! I used peppered bacon. I've already shared the recipe with two other foodies. SCRUMPTIOUS ! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2011
Not what I call an ideal side dish of green beans. Has a totally different taste than I'm use to. In my opinion sweet and green beans don't mix very well. Read More
(15)
244 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2008
The last laugh is on me....I just fixed these on a whim because I had everything on hand and trying to use up part of a bag of frozen green beans. Actually, I thought the recipe sounded rather "icky" but was I ever WRONG ! These are the BEST !! Usually I go for lemony flavors on veggies, etc., but Airport Bob's Green Beans are OUT OF THIS WORLD ! I used peppered bacon. I've already shared the recipe with two other foodies. SCRUMPTIOUS ! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2008
These were delicious!! My whole family loved them. I used fresh green beans and actually steamed them with a steamer pot instead of boiling in water and they turned out perfect. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(103)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2008
Very similar to mine. But, I fry the bacon in a pan, until golden brown and crispy. I set the cooked bacon on the side and drain on a paper towel. I then brown the green beans in the bacon grease, adding garlic and season salt to taste, stirring occasionally until tender. Adding a few cloves of chopped fresh garlic and crushed bacon over top toward the last few minutes. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
I don't know how to cook and I'm working on window trim while my wife is out of town and I've picked these home grown green beans a day or two ago. So I thought I'd learn how to steam them and came across this recipe. I find all the ingredients in her kitchen except only seem to have pre-cooked bacon and you know the paint can is open and I can't run to the store. So I forge ahead. The beans must have been past their prime 'cause I had to steam them much much longer than you guys giving me time to prime the woodwork even. So it all comes together and doesn't look nearly as green as the photograph so I guess I oversteamed them. But boy does it taste GOOD. Can't imagine how good it would have been if a real cook had done it. I might even save some for my wife. I think I've found another hobby. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2008
I cooked the sugar misture too long and it got hard as a rock. I put it aside and when I reheated it it melted nicely. It got rave reviews at my house! (I don't usually cook things too long!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2008
I used fresh green beans. These were very tasty but I just couldn't get beyond the fact that I was eating all that butter and sugar. But everyone gobbled them up - kinda like eating candied veggies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2008
Green beans are my favorite vegetable. Now I have a new way to eat them. This recipe is very simple and absolutley delicious. Do not change a thing; they're PERFECT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
Sometimes these really simple recipes do not deliver but this one does. I was pleasantly surprised at how good this dish was. We included it in our Thanksgiving menu as we needed a vegetable side dish but we did not want to increase the cooking load too much. This was really easy to prepare delicious and my kids loved it too. Tough to go wrong with butter brown sugar and bacon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2008
if you like sweet flavor in your green beans this is the perfect recipe! the sauce was awesome. i used fresh green beans steamed for about 10-15 minutes instead of frozen. only change i made. boyfriend didn't care for the sweet flavor but i thought it was awesome! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2011
Not what I call an ideal side dish of green beans. Has a totally different taste than I'm use to. In my opinion sweet and green beans don't mix very well. Read More
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