My family would drink the sauce to this green bean dish, if I would let them! Your family will never look at Green Beans the same again. These beans are sweet and savory and smell fabulous in the oven.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the drained green beans in a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • Cook bacon in a microwave on microwave-safe plate for 2 minutes until slightly cooked. Lay the bacon on top of the green beans.

  • Combine the brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Pour the butter mixture over the green beans and bacon. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

145.5 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 15.9g 5% DV; fat 7.4g 11% DV; cholesterol 19.2mg 6% DV; sodium 735.7mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2009
oh my!, these are really, really good. I used fresh green beans and fresh garlic. I cut the sugar in half and it was fine(always find recipes to be to sweet). I will be making these again and they will show up on the holiday table. Caught my son dipping bread in the sauce. Thanks for sharing. YUM, YUM!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2010
Huge disappointment. 40 min @ 350 = extremely over cooked beans and I used fresh beans.Can't imagine what canned beans would have been like since are already partially cooked.I used half the sugar and they were way too sweet. Used only 5 tsp soya 7 would have been too much. Used one clove fresh minced garlic; that was good. Overall these beans had a nice flavour but they were overcooked too sweet and too greasy. If I tried this recipe again I would make the sauce with less sugar less soya and less butter I would steam the beans cook the bacon with the garlic make the sauce and pour it over the cooked beans. But guess that would be a whole new recipe. Read More
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427 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 340
  • 4 star values: 63
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2009
oh my!, these are really, really good. I used fresh green beans and fresh garlic. I cut the sugar in half and it was fine(always find recipes to be to sweet). I will be making these again and they will show up on the holiday table. Caught my son dipping bread in the sauce. Thanks for sharing. YUM, YUM!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
I agree with SWEETJAM who previously reviewed this recipe making 2 alterations. With the reduction in sugar (used 1/2 of what the recipe called for) and using 1 fresh minced clove of garlic this was a HUGE hit at dinner last night. Way better than I expected. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2009
GREAT recipe! I cut the sugar amount in half like others and it worked great. However by drizzling the sauce on top of everything it made some bites unevenly stronger than the others. Maybe you could mix the beans sauce and bacon together before baking and that would help? Overall a great recipe that I will use again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2009
Oh. My. God. So I have to be honest. I picked this recipe over the various others because of the fact that you bake it. This is much easier when making a large Christmas dinner. I was VERY worried how it would taste the brown sugar part was making everyone make faces. So I took the suggestion of others and halved the brown sugar. As I was worried about the sauce permeating through all the beans I also added 50% more sauce. Turns out this second part was not needed but taking the brown sugar down by half was. IT WAS PERFECT. Everyone LOVED it. The only other changes I made was that I did cut the bacon into smaller pieces before microwaving but I still layed it on top and used enough to cover the beans. I also used frozen beans and 4 bags worked well. We will definitely be using this recipe again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2010
Huge disappointment. 40 min @ 350 = extremely over cooked beans and I used fresh beans.Can't imagine what canned beans would have been like since are already partially cooked.I used half the sugar and they were way too sweet. Used only 5 tsp soya 7 would have been too much. Used one clove fresh minced garlic; that was good. Overall these beans had a nice flavour but they were overcooked too sweet and too greasy. If I tried this recipe again I would make the sauce with less sugar less soya and less butter I would steam the beans cook the bacon with the garlic make the sauce and pour it over the cooked beans. But guess that would be a whole new recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2011
Loved these!! I used a pound of fresh green beans just covered the beans when I baked diced up the bacon and fried it then added a little bit of butter to the bacon grease so it would equal 1/4 c. I took the suggestions of cutting the sugar in half and then I just added the soy sauce slowly until I liked the flavor. Also used minced garlic instead of the powder. I'll make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
really good! I halved the recipe for 3 people, 5 servings. I cooked the bacon about 1/2 way in a pan, then cut into smaller pieces, added to 2 cans of green beans into a 8x8 baking dish, then tossed to coat with the sauce. I tasted a bean 1/2 way thru cooking and added more soy sauce to make it less sweet. My boyfriend really liked, and ate the extras :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2010
Excellent! I used fresh green beans and halved the brown sugar. (If using fresh green beans, cover the dish when baking to allow the beans to steam.) A keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2009
Yum! I will definitely use this recipe again. I used fresh green beans about 1.5 lbs i think and cut the other ingredients in half. I wish i made more. It was very good. Read More
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