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Friday, February 26, 2016

Smothered Green Beans

Smothered Green Beans - canned green beans baked in bacon, brown sugar, butter, soy sauce and garlic. This is the most requested green bean recipe in our house.Everybody gets seconds. SO good!! Great for a potluck. Everyone asks for the recipe! Super easy to make.

These Smothered Green Beans are ridiculous! OMG! SO good!! Green beans smothered with bacon, brown sugar, butter, soy sauce and garlic. How could they not be good? The best part is that this casserole only takes a few minutes to put together. You can actually cook the bacon ahead of time and this would be ready in about a minute! Woohoo!

This makes a TON! We ate leftovers for several days and they tasted great! This would be the perfect dish for a potluck or dinner party. I promise everyone will go crazy over these Smothered Green Bans! SO easy and SO delicious!

Smothered Green Beans - canned green beans baked in bacon, brown sugar, butter, soy sauce and garlic. This is the most requested green bean recipe in our house.Everybody gets seconds. SO good!! Great for a potluck. Everyone asks for the recipe! Super easy to make.


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Smothered Green Beans - canned green beans baked in bacon, brown sugar, butter, soy sauce and garlic. This is the most requested green bean recipe in our house.Everybody gets seconds. SO good!! Great for a potluck. Everyone asks for the recipe! Super easy to make.
Smothered Green Beans - canned green beans baked in bacon, brown sugar, butter, soy sauce and garlic. This is the most requested green bean recipe in our house.Everybody gets seconds. SO good!! Great for a potluck. Everyone asks for the recipe! Super easy to make.
Smothered Green Beans - canned green beans baked in bacon, brown sugar, butter, soy sauce and garlic. This is the most requested green bean recipe in our house.Everybody gets seconds. SO good!! Great for a potluck. Everyone asks for the recipe! Super easy to make.

Smothered Green Beans
adapted from Gooseberry Patch
serves 10
(Printable Recipe)


  • 5 (15-oz) cans green beans, drained
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pour drained green beans in an ungreased 9x13-inch pan.

In a large skillet, cook bacon until almost done but not too crispy. Remove from skillet, drain on paper towel and chop. Sprinkle cooked bacon on top of green beans.

Whisk together brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce and garlic powder. Pour over green beans.

Bake for 40 minutes.



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53 comments:

  1. Hi Stephanie,
    I've been making this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner for a couple years now(nobody likes the traditional green bean casserole). I make the addition of dried cranberries....adds a bit of tart/sweetness. Fabulous

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    1. Cranberries sound good! I will try that next time. We loved this! I can't believe I've never had it before now!!!

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    1. I haven't tried it with fresh green beans. I'm sure you could, but I don't know the cooking time or quantity.

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  3. You can never go wrong with any recipe when you top it with bacon. This sounds yummy

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    1. I agree!! Bacon makes veggies SO much better! Enjoy!

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  4. Similar to my the "Sweet and Sour" green beans my grandparents always used to make. They added a bit of finely chopped onion cooked with the bacon.

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  5. This recipe was excellent! My daughter loved this!

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  6. Very similar to my Green Bean Bundles but would be much faster & easier without all of the bundling!

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    1. Perfect description!! Much easier than bundling. Enjoy!!

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  7. I will be making this with Splenda brown sugar blend and halving the recipe. Can't wait!

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  8. Have you tried these in a crock pot? Sound great would like to do them for my sons birthday party

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    1. I haven't made them in the crockpot, but I think it would work fine. Enjoy!

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    2. I have made these in the crockpot and used thawed frozen green beans and it came out great and didn't have to have another item in the oven at Thanksgiving.

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    3. I've made these in the crockpot and they turned out great and I used thawed frozen green beans. I didn't have room in my oven with the turkey in there and then they could be dished right out of crock.

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    4. @Bustybrown-- how long did you cook them in the crockpot? On low, I presume?

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    5. @Bustybrown-- love that idea. How long did you cook them in the crockpot & on low, I presume?

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    6. I actually can't remember but I think it was on low for several hours. I'm going to cook on high today for just around an hour.

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    7. I also cooked the bacon ahead in the oven so I just broke it up into the crockpot from the frig and I also cut down on the amount of sugar in half from the first time I made it by the recipe. It was way too sweet for our liking.

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  9. If taking these to a potluck, could I prepare the recipe that morning, then bake them later? If not, what you recommend for reheating the dish as a whole later?

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  10. If making these for a potluck, could I prepare the recipe in the morning, then bake it later? If not, what would you recommend for reheating the entire dish later?

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    1. I think it would be fine to assemble the casserole ahead of time and bake it when you are ready.

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  11. Would I be possible to use frozen green beans instead of canned? I'm not a huge fan of canned green beans. 😊

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  12. Would you happen to know the measurements for a family of 3?

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  13. Would it work to usethe Hormel Real Bacon in the bag??

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  14. Do you add the bacon grease in as well or just the bacon?

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  15. Do you use the bacon grease as well or just the drained bacon?

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    1. I just use the bacon. I don't put the grease in the casserole. Enjoy!

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  16. Bringing this to thanksgiving dinner.... looks like a winner. Can't believe its only a handful of ingredients... don't really care for "traditional" green bean casserole either. Going to use coco-aminos instead of soy sauce - has the same taste almost. Great pictures! Happy Holidays :)

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  17. 350 degrees that is a hot oven.

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  18. Just want to confirm - Is 5 cans of green beans a typo? Wouldn't think all of this would fit in a 9x13. Also, if you cook this in a crockpot, what do you put it on (mins for high or low)? Thank you!

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    1. 5 can of green beans - no typo.

      I've never made this in the slow cooker. I wouldn't think it would take long to cook in one. Let me know if you try it!

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  19. Just want to confirm that 5 cans of green beans isn't a typo - ? - didn't think all of that would fit in a 9x13 ... Also, if cooked in a crockpot what temp and how long would it cook? Thank you!

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    1. 5 can of green beans - no typo.

      I've never made this in the slow cooker. I wouldn't think it would take long to cook in one. Let me know if you try it!

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  20. Do you drain the green beans first?

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  21. Do you drain the green beans first?

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  22. Can I use a "slow cook" on my pressure cooker for these? I have no room in the oven! kathryn

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  23. Can I use "slow cook" on my pressure cooker for these? I have no room in my oven..kathryn

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    1. I think they would be fine in the slow cooker. :)

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  24. cant wait to try this...should i cover the pan when baking? thank you for sharing

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  25. Made these today....they're delish!!!!!

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  26. Do you use salted or unsalted butter

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  27. Two questions. Does it matter if it's salted or unsalted butter? Can I halve/half this recipe? Thank you!

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    1. I always use unsalted butter. You can definitely half the recipe. Enjoy!

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  28. If I half the recipe does it still cook for 40 mins in a 350 degree oven?

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  29. yes I made these last night...Yummy!

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