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Green beans and bacon in a shallow white bowl.

Crack Green Beans With Fresh Beans

Servings: 4
Total Time: 30 minutes
This mouthwatering dish is filled with crisp bacon and beans that are smothered in honey and soy sauce. It's so tasty it'll have you begging for another serving!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, beans, casserole, green beans, honey, sweet and salty
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 198 kcal


  • 3 cups green beans
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water (more or less as needed)


  • Cook your slices of bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. You can either cook these in whole pieces or cut them into small pieces.
    Bacon cooking in a pan.
  • Remove the crispy bacon and set them aside on paper towels to soak up the excess fat. In the same pan, sauté the onion and mined garlic in the bacon fat.
    Onions and garlic cooking in a pan.
  • Once the garlic and onions are fragrant, add the green beans to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes. Then, add enough water to just cover the entire bottom of the pan. For our 9” cast iron, this required ⅓ of a cup of water, but the amount will depend on your pan size. Cover the pan and let it cook for 15 minutes.
    Green beans cooking in a pan.
  • Once the green beans are softened, shift them to one side of the pan and add the honey and soy sauce to the open place in the pan. Mix the honey and soy sauce together with a whisk or fork. Then, toss the green beans in this savory sauce. Let the sauce come to a light boil and cook for 5 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced and thickened slightly.
  • Dice the bacon into small bits, if cooked whole. Add the bacon pieces to the green beans and remove the pan from heat. Mix it all together and enjoy!



Nutritional information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 907mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 578IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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