There is nothing more delicious than a side-dish of Crack Green Beans. This totally tempting, finger-licking, can’t stop eating green bean side-side is made popular because of the “crack bacon” that is the main feature! Save this recipe for the holidays and WOW your guests!
Why You Will Love Crack Green Beans
This green bean recipe is one that is pulled out often around the holidays for something extra special. Very few guests can resist the temptation of these green beans loaded with crack bacon. Bacon that has been cooked in butter, brown sugar and soy sauce. The sauce thickens and then coats the green beans in deliciousness.
Ingredients Needed for Crack Green Beans
- Whole Green Beans (Frozen) (Yes, you can definitely use canned green beans.)
- Bacon – regular cut bacon
- Brown sugar – Light or dark sugar is fine
- Butter – You’ll need ½ a stick.
- Soy sauce – regular or low sodium
How To Make Crack Green Beans
STEP 1. Cook bacon in a skillet until slightly crispy. Don’t overcook. Cut bacon into small pieces and drain of all of the grease.
STEP 2. Add 1/2 stick of butter, brown sugar and soy sauce to the skillet with the cooked bacon. Stir to combine.
STEP 3. Cook on medium-low heat for about 2 minutes, stirring often. Mixture should start to thicken.
STEP 4. Stir in the cooked and drained green beans. Stir to combine the beans and sauce.
STEP 5. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
1 (16 oz.) bag of frozen whole green beans – cooked and drained
7-8 slices bacon
1/2 stick butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
Is there anything out there better than cooked bacon? YES! Cooked crack bacon in a thick yummy buttery brown-sugar sauce below!
At this point in cooking the bacon, butter, brown sugar and soy sauce mixture, it smells heavenly. Do not attempt to take a bite! You have been warned.
Crack bacon is definitely addictive so don’t be tempted to eat it out of the pan! The cooked bacon pieces are then simmered in a yummy sauce of butter, brown sugar and soy sauce. Glazed bacon …. yum.
Yummy Side Dish or Crack Green Beans for the Holidays
- 1 16 oz. bag of frozen whole green beans
- 7-8 slices bacon
- 1/2 stick butter
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
Cook bacon in a skillet until slightly crispy. Don't overcook. Cut bacon into small pieces and drain of all of the grease.
Add 1/2 stick of butter, brown sugar and soy sauce to the skillet with the cooked bacon. Stir to combine.
Cook on medium-low heat for about 2 minutes, stirring often. Mixture should start to thicken.
Stir in the cooked and drained green beans. Stir to combine the beans and sauce.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Frozen or Canned Green Beans
You can use frozen whole green beans or canned whole green beans. If you want to use canned green beans for this recipe, substitute about 4 cans of whole green beans. You can even let them cook in the sugary bacon sauce for about 10 minutes and skip baking in the oven.
What is Best Served with Crack Green Beans?
What to Do with Leftover Crack Green Beans?
We seriously doubt you will have any leftovers, but if you should, simply store in an airtight container for about 3-4 days. Simply reheat servings in the microwave.