This Crack Green Bean Casserole is delicious! A sweet sauce with soy and brown sugar, along with crispy bacon combine for a heavenly side dish that is a favorite at family gatherings. You can easily double and triple this recipe for a crowd.
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I love how quick and easy this recipe is to make. The ingredients are simple and you can pre-cook the crispy bacon the day ahead. Whether you call them smothered green beans or crack green beans they are so danged good!
Green beans are a staple at our family gatherings, potlucks and weeknight dinners.
have a few other favourites, like Paula Deen’s green bean casserole (a traditional green been casserole, with cream of mushroom soup), or these green beans with sour cream that make regular appearances at the dinner table.
They’re all delicious, depending which flavors you prefer. They are all suitable for a holiday meals such as Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner.
What Do Crack Green Beans Taste Like?
Canned green beans are simply canned green beans until you add a sweet and savory sauce that the green beans cook in. The sweetness of the sauce, combined with the salty-ish bacon makes these Crack Green Beans impossible to resist!
- canned green beans – or you can cook green beans as a substitute.
- bacon – you can use regular bacon or thick-cut bacon in this recipe. You can even use turkey bacon!
- Brown sugar – the sweetness of the brown sugar, combined with the soy sauce is delicious!
- Garlic powder
- Melted butter
- Soy sauce – use your favorite brand.
Step by Step Instructions
A the bottom of this page, you can find a full, printable recipe card with ingredients amounts and instructions.
This delicious side dish comes together so easily and is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater. I think you’re going to love it!
Cook bacon, just until crispy. Drain and set aside. Wondering what to do with that bacon grease? My friend, Eliza has a great article about what to do with bacon grease!
Drain canned green beans and place in 9×13-inch casserole dish (no need to grease the baking dish).
In a separate small bowl, combine brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce and garlic powder.
Pour over green beans. Top with cooked bacon.
Bake in 350°F oven for 40 minutes.
Although canned green beans are quicker and easier, cooked fresh green beans make a delicious substitution. Steam or cook the green beans in boiling water until tender.
Yes, use the same amount of beans and thaw first in the refrigerator, or steam them.
Smothered green beans (crack green beans) should be cooked uncovered.
What goes with Crack Green Beans
Crack Green Beans taste delicious with a few slices of ham for a family dinner or potluck dinner. You can pretty much serve these with any main dish such as chicken or turkey. We enoy them with Million Dollar Chicken as well.
Try this recipe with Brussels sprouts in place of the green beans! Simply steam the brussel sprouts ahead of time. They’re delicious!!
Storage & Reheating Instructions
Store cooled green beans in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.
To reheat, cover dish with aluminum foil and reheat in 350°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes.