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Candied Green Beans

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Rating: 5/5
3 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 57088
cook method: stovetop

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4 slices bacon
2 cans green beans, drained
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
salt and pepper, to taste


Brown bacon in a skillet and remove.

Add drained green beans to bacon drippings and stir fry for a couple of minutes. Add butter and brown sugar, gently stirring until sugar has dissolved and green beans are heated through.

Crumble bacon and mix with green beans, along with garlic, salt and pepper. Serve hot.

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157 calories, 9 grams fat, 18 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
VERY good!

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Apr 16, 2002

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This was delicious! I needed a super fast last minute side dish and I had canned green beans. This recipe dressed them up and made them not only edible but really good! I won't shun canned green beans anymore as being a decent side dish!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My son's first grade class had an "Alphabet Feast", and he wanted to bring a green bean dish (honestly I had no idea he knew what a green bean was). I was faced with a dilemma: How to get first graders to want to eat vegetables? The only plausible solution was to candy them. That is what brought me to this recipe.

I took an immediate liking to this recipe (what's not to like, there's bacon, butter, and brown sugar?). It was a success. I think only one child other than mine ate it (be realistic, we're talking green beans here). But she did go back for seconds, and there were none left. The parents and teachers had eaten them all.

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