Smothered Green Beans

🍽️ A tantalizing twist on traditional green beans, perfect for any occasion!

🧾 Ingredients:

  • 5 cans of green beans, drained for a convenient and quick start 🌱
  • 1 pound of bacon, the key to adding a rich, smoky flavor 🥓
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, bringing a hint of sweetness to the dish 🟤
  • ¼ cup melted butter, for a smooth and silky texture 🧈
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce, adding a touch of umami 🍶
  • 1½ tsp garlic powder, for a subtle, aromatic kick 🧄

👩‍🍳 Directions:

  1. Start by preheating your oven to a cozy 350ºF.
  2. Take a 9×13 inch baking pan and lay out the drained green beans in an even layer. This forms the base of your dish.
  3. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat. You’re aiming for a texture that’s just shy of crispy – tender yet flavorful. Once done, let the bacon drain on paper towels to remove excess grease, then give it a rough chop. This bacon will add a delightful crunch and savory taste to your green beans.
  4. Time for the sauce – in a bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder. This combination creates a rich, sweet, and savory glaze that will coat the green beans beautifully.
  5. Pour this delectable mixture over the green beans, ensuring an even coat. The sauce will caramelize during baking, infusing the beans with its flavor.
  6. Sprinkle the chopped bacon evenly over the top. As the dish bakes, the bacon will infuse its smoky flavor into the beans.
  7. Bake the dish uncovered for 40 minutes. During this time, the green beans will become tender, and the sauce will thicken into a glaze, enveloping each bean in a coat of sweet and savory goodness.

⏱ Prep Time: 15 minutes | 🥘 Cooking Time: 40 minutes | ⌛ Total Time: 55 minutes 🔥 Kcal: [Calorie info not provided] | 🍽 Servings: [Servings info not provided]

This Smothered Green Beans recipe is a perfect side dish that combines the classic comfort of green beans with a luxurious, smoky-sweet glaze. Ideal for a family dinner, holiday gathering, or any occasion where you want to add a special touch to your meal!