Cracker Barrel Green Beans

"This is the only way I can eat canned Green Beans!"
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  • In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until lightly brown but not crisp.
  • When bacon has browned, add green beans.
  • Add salt, sugar and pepper and mix well.
  • Place onion on top of green beans.
  • Cover saucepan with a lid and bring to a light boil.
  • Turn heat down to low and simmer beans for 45 minutes.

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  1. Delicious! *wiping drool from chin* Heavenly! Of course, how can anyone go wrong with bacon, sugar, and green beans?? This recipe even works well with frozen green beans. Perfection in the form of a side dish. Thanks for posting the recipe!
  2. These were great! I served them at Christmas dinner. I made them without the onion because two guests don't like onions,but will make them with the onion next time. THis is defintly a keeper for us.
  3. This is how I have always made green beans. However, I never put sugar in my cooking, and I have noticed almost 90% call for sugar. Also, sometimes I add red potatoes to my green beans.
  4. Tasted just like Cracker Barrel!. DH had a craving for beans like this, and I'd never made them, so we looked up this recipe and cooked them up to go with a mid-week dinner. Everyone enjoyed them and they'll be on the table frequently in the future.
  5. I love this recipe. I substitute a packet of Splenda for the sugar to make this Atkins friendly. These are so good cold :) I like to snack on them when there are leftovers.


  1. drain beans. rinse. add qtr cup c. broth
  2. These were very good, not exactly like cracker barrel, but close. I drained the beans, and replaced the liquid with chicken broth, that was the only change I made. Edited to say that these were excellent, but only after they sat for two days in the refrigerator. They must be made ahead of time and left to sit, and then they are the best ever.
  3. Love these green beans. These have been a staple in our home for a long time. Instead of the black pepper, I use red pepper flakes. Thanks for sharing.



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