Brown Sugared Green Beans With Bacon

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

These tender brown sugared green beans with bacon are coated in a brown sugar, garlic and dijon mustard glaze. They're so incredibly flavorful and make the perfect side dish, especially for holiday meals.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, green beans
Servings: 6


  • 2 lbs Fresh Green Beans ends trimmed
  • 4-6 chopped bacon strips
  • cup brown sugar either dark or light brown sugar works
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 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.
  • Drain pot and rinse beans in cold water. Set aside.
  • In skillet, cook chopped bacon over medium-high heat 6-8 minutes until fully cooked but not yet crispy.
  • 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).
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.


Recipe adapted from: Creme de la Crumb 


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