Recipe by Mary of the Midwest
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.
Top Review by KMalan
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!
- 5 (15 ounce) cans green beans
- 12 slices bacon
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 7 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons garlic powder
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the drained green beans in a 9×13″ baking pan.
- 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.
- 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.