Smothered Green Beans

Smothered Green Beans

Michele O'Sullivan 119

"Fresh green beans with a robust bacon, onion, and garlicky flavor."


50 m servings 97 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 343 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until the fat begins to render. Stir in onions and garlic; let cook for 1 minute. Stir in beans and water. Let the beans cook until the water has evaporated and the beans are tender. If the beans are not tender once the water has evaporated, add a small amount more water and let them cook until tender. Season with salt and pepper (to taste) and serve.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 517 Ratings


As I always have with other vegetables as well, I frequently cook green beans with bacon and garlic. It was the addition of onion and the cooking method itself, that caught my eye. I always saut...

Nice change from the traditional green bean casserole for the Holidays. Used a packaged thick sliced bacon and frozen whole petite green beans. Cooked the bacon whole first until it was crisp ...

This turned out yummy, although the onion and garlic flavor was overshadowed by the bacon. It was also a tad greasy so I felt like it wasn't as healthy as green beans should be. Next time I th...

This is a GREAT tasting recipe! Reminded me of green beans from when I was a kid. I just cut up the bacon with kitchen shears, it's a lot easier than using a knife.

Have used this recipe for years, but I traditionally drain the bacon grease before cooking the garlic and onion as I have found that it tends to overpower the other flavors found in this recipe ...

Great side dish, though I wouldn't recommend covering the skillet while cooking - the bacon and onions got a little watery. I added toasted almonds which added to its great flavor.

I was hoping that the little black cloud from friday would clear out, and I FINALLY did something right...made a successful meal, which included these beans. YUM. I used red onion (my favorite...

I thought this was a good recipe although I like to add my previously cooked bacon at the end so it's not soft. I always read other reviews for suggestions. thanks Michelle for the recipe.

Really tasty way to eat green beans. Everyone enjoyed them, except for my green bean hating 8 year old, but she was the exception! Followed the advice of removing the bacon grease (left just eno...