Brown Sugar Bacon Green Beans are the perfect quick and easy side dish for your next family dinner. They are full of sweet and savory flavor with a touch of garlic. Take your green beans to the next level in the microwave!
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Key to Success #1 – Choose Your Favorite Green Beans
You can use any variety of green beans that you like.
If using fresh green beans, you’ll want to steam them or boil them until tender and drain them well before you add the sauce and the bacon.
You’ll want to use about 2 pounds of fresh green beans.
If using canned green beans, be sure to drain them well.
Key to Success #2 – Make the Bacon Crispy
For these Brown Sugar Bacon Green Beans, you’ll want to start with crispy bacon.
My favorite way to make bacon is in my Air Fryer.
Frying bacon in the Air Fryer is quick and easy and it doesn’t make a big mess on the stove.
You can also fry your bacon in a pan on the stove or on a sheet pan in the oven.
Make sure the bacon is cooked crispy.
I like to use Wright Brand Thick-cut Bacon but you could use thinner bacon if you prefer.
After you get it crispy, drain it well on a paper towel to reduce the amount of grease in your green beans.
After you drain the bacon, break it into pieces then toss it in with the green beans.
Key to Success #3 – Cook the Easy Way in the MicrowavE
When I’m making these Brown Sugar Bacon Green Beans for family dinner, I usually have other things in my oven so this side dish is perfect to cook in the microwave.
You can cook your green beans in the microwave in just a few minutes.
If you cook it in a microwave-safe serving dish, you’ll only have one dish to clean up.
If you’d prefer, you can also make this side dish in the oven or on the stovetop.
In the oven, I’d suggest cooking at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.
On the stovetop, just heat on medium until warmed through, about 10-15 minutes, stirring often.
Save this Brown Sugar Bacon Green Beans recipe to your favorite Veggie Sides board or your Thanksgiving board.
- 4 cans (14.5 oz) green beans, any style
- 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic powder. Add crispy bacon that has been broken into bits and green beans that have been drained well. Stir to coat.
- Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir well. Cook another 3 minutes or until heated through.
- Use low sodium soy sauce
- Try reducing brown sugar to 1/4 cup
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g