Crack Green Beans will have even the most demanding diner begging for seconds. Replace turkey bacon or ham slices with regular bacon. This recipe is a great take-away for any meal and makes a super addictive green beans with bacon.
The most useful positive criticism
As I have always done with other vegetables, I often cook green beans with bacon and garlic. It was the addition of onions and the cooking method itself that caught my attention. I always stir-fry the bacon and garlic, then add the cooked green beans to the pan and stir to cover. With the method in this recipe, the green beans lose their vibrant color, the bacon becomes soft, and the dish looks “muddy” overall. I stick to my method, where both the beans and the bacon retain their rich color and where the flavor of the bacon enhances, rather than overwhelms, the beans.
Good change from the traditional green bean casserole for the holidays. I used a package of thickly sliced bacon and whole frozen green beans. He cooked the whole bacon first until it was crisp and then took it out of the pan. According to other reviews, only one tablespoon of fat was retained. When I added the beans and water I put a lid on the pan but left it cracked which allowed the beans that were not in the water to vaporize while the water evaporated. When the beans were cooked and the water was gone, I returned the crispy bacon I had chopped up to the pan and threw it away, put the lid on tightly and let it sit for about two hours. I didn’t want the beans to get mushy, but I wanted the bacon to soften a little. Just before I served it, I heated it up. Everyone loved it – it will definitely be made again.
Five cans of green beans, drained. (note: you can substitute a similar amount of frozen green beans, about four 12-ounce bags, thawed, or you can also use fresh green beans)
12 slices of bacon
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
7 teaspoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
Place the drained beans on a 9×13 tray. Add the cooked bacon bits. Mix the rest of the ingredients (the crack sauce). Pour over the beans and bake for 40 minutes at 350.