Smothered Green Beans II35 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 2 hr
- Ready In: 2 hr 20 min
“A delicious way to serve green beans. Excellent served over rice.” - by KOHLSMOMMY
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon, and cook until browned, but not yet crispy. Push bacon to the sides of the skillet and add the onions and garlic to the bacon grease. Cook and stir until onions are barely translucent. Stir in the green beans, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Pour in the water, and mix in the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Simmer over low heat uncovered until water has evaporated and green beans are tender, about 1 hour.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 230 cal
- 10.6 g
- 23.5 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (35)Rate This Recipe
"Bacon has always been a staple in my green beans, but from now on I'll add Worcestershire and brown sugar. I highly recommend this recipe. I tripled the amount of green beans since it was for a picn..." See moreic. However, I only doubled the bacon, and used only one onion for the whole dish (I thought this was plenty of both, as I didn't want to overpower the beans). Increasing the water for more beans probably was not necessary, as the time it takes to boil off 2 cups of water is about the right amount of time for the beans to get tender. Stirring often will ensure all the beans get their fair share of time in the water. I used a little over 3 cups but wish I hadn't, because there was too much liquid left over and I ended up pouring some of that wonderful sauce down the drain. I was concerned about the amount of Worcestershire in the recipe, but the brown sugar really toned it down and gave the dish a very good flavor. Just a hint of sweetness was a nice compliment to the saltiness of the bacon and the bite in the Worcestershire. The recipe was a hit - everyone wanted to know what that unique flavor was."
"I made a few changes which made my family rave! Many mentioned that they thought it was bland and too soft, and I think that is because some of us like green beans more crisp tender. If you use only..." See more 1 cup water, only 3T. brown sugar, and 1/4 c. worcestershire sauce, it only takes 20- 30 minutes on medium heat (and partially covered) for the sauce to cook down. It was great!"
"First, let me say that the flavor of this dish is MAGNIFICENT. But, I had a few problems. I followed the recipe exactly, and my liquid never evaporated. Next time, I will only add one cup of water...." See more Also, I'm not crazy about soggy bacon. I will also remove the bacon after it crisps and put it back in at the end. The flavor should still be there if you saute the onion and garlic in the bacon grease. Maybe then I can give the recipe 5 stars because the flavor is definitely there."
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