Brown Sugared Green Beans With Bacon

brown sugared green beans

These brown sugared green beans with bacon have become one of our favorite recipes and will be on our table this Thanksgiving. The bacon adds a delicious savory flavor that enhances the brown sugar sauce giving them a slightly sweet and savory taste.

The recipe calls for dijon mustard and some might find it odd paired with the brown sugar but it helps balance the sweetness of the brown sugar and provides a delicious sauce for the green beans to cook in.

This is a dish your family and guest will love!

Brown Sugared Green Beans with Bacon


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 4-6 strips bacon, chopped
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place beans in a large pot and cover beans with water. Cover pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Blanch the green beans for just a few minutes.
  2. Drain pot and rinse beans in cold water. Set aside.
  3. In skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 6-8 minutes until fully cooked but not yet crispy.
  4. Add brown sugar, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and garlic to the pan and stir until all ingredients are combined. Add green beans and continue to stir until sauce is bubbly and green beans are thoroughly coated in the sauce (4-6 minutes).
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

Recipe adapted from: Creme de la Crumb 


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