This Crack Green Beans recipe makes the most amazing Crack Beans you have ever tasted! It is made from only six (6) ingredients that you can easily obtain from your refrigerator and from the nearest grocery store.
Apart from this, we love this Crack Green Recipe because it easy to put together, and it takes so little time (we’re talking 4 minutes here, folks!). It is one of those meals you whip together in your kitchen that has your friends and family looking at you like you’re a culinary genius because of how little time it takes to make with those few ingredients.
And the absolutely best part is that being quick and easy to make doesn’t take a single thing away from the taste. That’s right! This Crack Green Beans recipe makes a dish that is absolutely delicious and mouth-watering that you’ll be left wanting more.
Weight watchers will be interested to know that this Crack Green Beans recipe contains an estimated 164.3 calories per serving.
To make these delicious Cracked Green Beans, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 5 (8-ounce) cans of green beans, drained
- 12 slices bacon, chopped, cooked to crisp and drained
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 7 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
One important thing to note is that the above quantities of ingredients is only good for about 10-12 servings of Crack Green Beans (or less, depending on how much each individual you’re serving is going to eat). If you’re looking to feed more mouths, you’re going to need to tweak the recipe.
Now, that’s easy but adjusting this recipe isn’t just about adding more sugar or more cans of green beans, you’re going to have to increase each ingredient proportionately. If you’re looking to trim down on the number of servings in this recipe, you’re going to have to do the complete opposite (i.e. you’re going to have to reduce each ingredient proportionately). However, if there is no pressing need to reduce the servings, we recommend that you follow the above recipe and then refrigerate the leftovers for later.
These Cracked Green Beans are completely microwaveable!
If you encounter any difficulties in the course of tweaking this recipe, you can consult us by leaving a message in the comments section of this page and we’ll be sure to get back to you. But do note that this isn’t the recipe ER, so if you need help, you should probably try to get it before your knee deep in the cooking process.
There isn’t much to this Cracked Green Beans recipe equipment-wise. All you’ll need to recreate this wonderful dish are:
- An oven (preferably a temperature-regulated one. You can’t escape the use of an oven as this is a baked recipe).
- A skillet
- A 9×13- inch pan
- A can opener
- Cooking spray and/or foil paper
(You’ll need a number of this).
For the sake of being thorough, we’re just going to have to mention all those spoons, smaller bowls and cooking utensils that are undoubtedly bound to find their way into the dishwasher after this cooking/ baking session.
We like to give a little recommendation at the start of all our recipes, and that is: clear away any clutter you have on your cooking area. We’re talking about your sink and counter tops and any other surfaces you cook on in your kitchen. Another one we never really mention is the inside of your oven. If you have any clutter there – we’re not saying you do, but if you do – clear it away, and clean all those surfaces. Not only will it help by boosting up the hygiene level of the dish you’re about to prepare, but it will give you freer range of movement, and you’ll be able to move about more. Another thing this will help with – and this is our favorite – is that by clearing the clutter off your counter tops, you’re making space for all your ingredients. Then, you can go ahead and measure them out and arrange them into all those little bowls; like they do on TV.
Do this measuring out individually. Do NOT mix up any of the ingredients for these Crack Green Beans until the recipe tells you to do that. This is very important because there is always a technique in the recipe. And the recipe goes like this:
- Put the drained beans in a 9×13-inch pan.
(Okay, so we skipped a couple of steps like opening the cans – hope you have that can opener – and preparing the 9×13-inch pan. You prepare the pan by using the cooking spray or some kind of edible grease to line the inside of the baking pan. This is purely for non-stick purposes.
You don’t want bits and pieces of the Cracked Green Beans sticking to the bottom of the pan when you’re done. It’s going to be a clean-up nightmare, and that’s not even considering the loss of potentially edible food because they’re stuck to the pan. So, prepare your baking pan, people.
Some people like to us cooking spray or grease in conjunction with aluminum foil and we’re not exactly sure how that would work yet, except maybe you spray the aluminum foil with cooking spray so that bits of the Cracked Green Beans wouldn’t stick to it too? We don’t have all the answers.)
- Add the cooked bacon pieces.
(Yes. Before this, you’re going to have to have cooked the bacon pieces first. And it isn’t so much cooking as it is browning.That’s when you put the pieces of bacon on a non-stick skillet atop a stove on medium heat and it sizzles until the color changes from pink to brown; then you turn it over and repeat the process.)
- Mix the brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Pour over the beans and bake
- 40 minutes at 350°F.
- Toss to coat and mix every things, serve.
- Dig in and enjoy!
(But remember, this recipe only serves 8-10)