Okay, so they won't be winning any awards for being the prettiest dish around, but when you have bacon and brown sugar together...you really can't go wrong.
1 large can cut green beans, drained
1 15 oz can green beans, drained
1 large can whole potatoes, drained
1 package real bacon bits (I used the 'no nitrates or nitrites added')
2/3 cup unpacked dark brown sugar (can use light as well)
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Place drained green beans & potatoes in a 9x13 inch baking pan.
- Sprinkle package of bacon bits over green beans/potatoes.
- Combine the brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Pour over the green beans, potatoes and bacon.
- Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes, depending on how "done" you like your beans. (I don't like mine to get all limp and wrinkled, so I only did about 30 minutes.)
- Stir and serve!
Verdict? Bacon is the bomb. These are tasty, yet simple to throw together, and a 9x13 pan full of green beans feeds quite a few people! If you want to cut down on the sodium, you can rinse your canned veggies before using. (or buy unsalted....if you find them palatable. I don't.) Or you can go all out and use fresh green beans (a.k.a. snap beans if you're from around here - just adjust your cook time accordingly). You can also use low sodium soy sauce and unsalted butter. There is a lot of bacon in these, so that could be scaled back, as well as the sugar, without a noticeable difference I think.