Rating: 4.59 stars
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Do not be fooled by the name of this awesome recipe. My family always has this as a side dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I promise it will be loved by all.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 Servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, onion and garlic, and cook until browned. Gradually stir in the green beans, stirring to coat with bacon grease. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

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Nutrition Facts

259 calories; protein 17.1g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 15.9g; cholesterol 41.2mg; sodium 875.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2006
I made this in the crock pot and it was great! I used the exact measurements in the recipe and it was really good, but you could cut the bacon by half and it would still be fine I think. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/28/2005
This wasn't to our taste. Read More
(6)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2006
I made this in the crock pot and it was great! I used the exact measurements in the recipe and it was really good, but you could cut the bacon by half and it would still be fine I think. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2007
I made this for Thanksgiving, with about two pounds of green beans and a half pound of bacon, a little heavy on fresh pepper and the onion and garlic it called for. The best compliment I can give it -- and got -- was that a fellow-guest, whom I didn't realize was from Louisiana, took a bite before I'd told her what, exactly I'd made, closed her eyes, sat back in her chair and then looked straight at me. "You got this EXACTLY right," she said. I'd taken her home and neither of us had thought of it before that first bite. Definitely a keeper -- thank you! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2005
I thought this recipe was great. I used less bacon but my family loved it and I did too!! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2004
This is something similiar to a recipe I use but I add some diced stewed tomatoes to give it a bit of a tang. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2008
I grew up eating this in the summer. It's so fun to sit out on the porch snapping beans. Anyway, you don't have to measure with this-just add to your liking. It's trial and error to figure out how much your family will like but you really can't go wrong with these ingredients. We never make that many beans but just a good sized pot with a whole onion, a couple garlic cloves and about 1/2 pack of sliced bacon and lots of s&p. Even if you forget the garlic it's always a great summer dish! (You may find yourself eating it out of the pot when finished.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2006
Awsome dish just takes a long time to cook. Well worth the time. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/28/2005
This wasn't to our taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
Next time will reduce amount of bacon to 1/2 of a package as a whole package was still too much bacon... and this from a bacon lover Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2008
These are amazing! I did make a smaller batch for a family of four and they didn't take so long, maybe 45 min. This is the only way my husband and two sons will eat green beens. Great recipe! Thanks! Read More
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