Friday, November 21, 2008

Sweet Green Beans

If you like bacon and green beans this is a recipe for you. Matt's mom passed it on to me a few years ago and I just love it. At our house for thanksgiving we have two of every vegetable. We also make the green bean casserole recipe that is on the side of the can. Nothing fancy but it sure is yummy. It also doesn't cost much to make so that is always nice when you are feeding an army. Anyways, if you make these ahead of time just add like 5 minutes to the bake time. Also, for a little more well done bacon pop the bacon in the microwave for a little bit. (Not to long. They need to wrap easily.) I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

What you need
3 cans whole green beans
1 lbs lean bacon cut in half, semi cooked
1 C butter
1 C brown sugar
½ tsp garlic
1 tsp soy sauce

How to do it
1. Slice potatoes into 1 inch cubes and boil in 6 cups of salted water for 15-20 minutes or until tender

2. Drain off the water and use a fork or potato masher to mash the potatoes. Stop masking when there are still some small chunks of potatoes left.

3. Immediately add the remaining ingredients, excluding the fried onions, to the pan and put it back over low hear. Reheat the potatoes for 5 minutes, stirring to mix in the other ingredients.

4. Serve the potatoes with a sprinkle of about 1 tablespoon of fried onions on top each servings


Lisa said...

My husband would love these. Believe it or not, when we first met he would not eat green beans. He finally tried them in a restaurant that served bacon on them and has eaten them ever since.