Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a great twist on traditional green bean casserole! If you prefer you could substitute a similar amount of frozen green beans, about 4 (12-ounce) bags, thawed, or you can use fresh green beans, too.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the drained green beans in a 9×13″ baking pan.
  2. Cook bacon in a frying pan on your stove top or in a microwave on a microwave-safe plate until bacon strips are cooked enough to chop into large pieces (they should be done, but not real crispy). Sprinkle the bacon pieces on top of the green beans.
  3. Combine the brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Pour this mixture over the green beans and bacon. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.
Most Helpful

I made these for a church potluck over the weekend and they were a big hit. I did add a little balsamic vinegar to the brown sugar/soy sauce mixture because I thought it needed a little acidity but otherwise made as directed.
(not sure why these were called Arkansas green beans but they were good nonetheless :)
I'm from Arkansas!

KMalan November 19, 2012

Great green beans. I only made 2 servings and they were a real hit. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper. Made for I Recommend Tag.

lazyme March 16, 2014

A huge hit at our Thanksgiving Dinner last night. Like other I cut the sugar in half and doubled the sauce because I used 8 cans of green beans. I baked them at 350 for 30 minutes and they turned out so good. You wanted to lick the sauce right out of the pan. I was hesitant to add the soy sauce but did and am glad I did. Just a perfect blend of flavors to liven plain old green beans. Thanks so much for sharing.

~Nimz~ November 29, 2013