Everything is Better With Bacon

Everything is better with bacon….this phrase I wholeheartedly believe in.  For example, green beans, by themselves are not the greatest, in my opinion.  If you want opt out of drowning them in cream of mushroom soup, try this recipe.  It isn’t going to win any health conscience awards, but your taste buds will certainly cheer!

Arkansas Green Beans

One bag frozen green beans (I prefer French cut)

7 ( or more if you prefer) slices pre-cooked bacon

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

7 teaspoons soy sauce

1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Place green beans in a casserole dish

Cook bacon according to directions, normally one minute, until crisp.  Crumble bacon

Combine the brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce and garlic powder in a small bowl.  Pour the mixture over the green beans and sprinkle crumbled bacon on top.

Bake uncovered for 40 minutes

Ps - I normally like to pair this side dish with grilled chicken or fish!