1 pound fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
6-8 slices of bacon
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Place the trimmed green beans in a pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and place lid on the pot. Cook green beans for 8-10 minutes. Drain and immediately cool the green beans with cool water.
2. In a large skillet, fry the bacon over medium-high heat until crispy. Remove bacon and set aside; when cooled, cut into small pieces. Discard all but approximately 1 tablespoon of bacon grease from the skillet.
3. Add the butter, brown sugar, and salt to the skillet with 1 tablespoon of bacon grease. Stirring occasionally, cook over medium heat until the butter and brown sugar has melted together. Reduce heat to low.
4. Add the green beans to the butter and brown sugar glaze mixture and gently toss to coat. Sprinkle the top of the green beans with the bacon pieces and gently combine them together. Serve warm.
- Category: American
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Side Dish
Keywords: sweet southern green beans, green beans with sugar, old fashioned green beans, green bean side dish