Arkansas Green Beans 
Start to finish: 55 minutes
Servings: 15-20

Submitted by: Angela Sabot, Bismarck, ND
I found this on via Pinterest. She found it on This recipe is amazing. I first made it for a tailgating get-together, and I got so many compliments on it. One guy actually told me he doesn’t like green beans, but he couldn’t stop eating these. I converted a green bean hater!

5 15-ounce cans green beans, drained (I’ve also substituted a couple cans of wax beans for a little variety in color.)
12 slices bacon, cooked until slightly crispy, then cut into large pieces
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
7 teaspoons soy sauce
(or 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon)
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the drained green beans in a 9×13 baking pan. Sprinkle with cooked bacon pieces. Combine the sugar, butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Pour over the green beans and bacon. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.
(Note: I’ve successfully made these several times in a foil pan on the grill.)

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We tried it! It only took 55 minutes to make. We saved time using the WowBacon microwave maker (available at Karmin’s Kitchen Table). There was enough time to walk around the block before supper, and the beans were a HUGE hit! Super easy and perfect for potluck meals, barbecues and tailgating. —KKT