Brown Sugar n' Bacon Green Beans


My husband wants desperately for me to patent and sell this recipe to a canner, but I want to share it with you! It is a huge hit at Thanksgiving and Christmas in place of the standard green bean casserole.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 6 slices bacon, or more to taste

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup brown sugar, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable seasoning salt (such as McCormick® Vegetable Supreme® Seasoning)

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and halved

  • salt to taste


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon bacon drippings. Crumble bacon.

  2. Bring water to a boil in a skillet. Add brown sugar, vegetable seasoning, and bacon drippings to water; cook and stir until brown sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add green beans and bacon to brown sugar mixture; season with salt. Reduce heat and simmer until green beans reach desired tenderness, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

121 Calories
4g Fat
17g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 376mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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