Green Beans and Bacon

 

From Kara Kimbrough

2 pounds fresh or frozen green beans (I prefer French style, but you can use cut beans)

 1 pound bacon

 1 stick butter

 1/2 cup brown sugar

 1 tablespoon soy sauce

 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 teaspoons minced garlic

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. If using fresh green beans, trim ends and blanch for 5 minutes in salted boiling water. Prepare frozen beans according to package directions.  

 

Pour drained green beans into a lightly buttered 13x9 inch baking dish.

 

In skillet, fry bacon until just done, but not super crispy. Drain grease from bacon, chop coarsely on a cutting board and place pieces over green beans.

 

 In medium saucepan, melt butter, then add brown sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and garlic to melted butter. Pour butter mixture over green beans and bacon. Lightly toss with spoon to coat beans. (I added a little bacon grease to the beans, but this is optional.)

 

Bake for 30 minutes or until beans are bubbly and bacon is crisp.

Image by Sonja Langford