Smothered Green Beans

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97, Calories from Fat: 48, Total Fat: 5.4, Saturated Fat: 1.7, Cholesterol: 14, Sodium: 343, Total Carbohydrates: 7, Sugars: 1.9, Dietary Fiber: 2.9, Protein: 6.2, 3 SmartPoints

These Smothered Green Beans are ridiculous! OMG! SO good!! Green beans smothered with bacon, brown sugar, butter, soy sauce and garlic. How could they not be good? The best part is that this casserole only takes a few minutes to put together. You can actually cook the bacon ahead of time and this would be ready in about a minute! Woohoo!
This makes a TON! We ate leftovers for several days and they tasted great! This would be the perfect dish for a potluck or dinner party. I promise everyone will go crazy over these Smothered Green Bans! SO easy and SO delicious!


6 thick slices bacon, chopped
1/2 cup onions, minced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground black pepper

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.

Tip: Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.