If you are coming to this post for a healthy and delicious side dish . . . well, I have the delicious part covered. 🙂
These green beans are pretty much like candy and I can devour a pound of them in one sitting. The sweet from the brown sugar and the salty from the bacon take these beans over the top! Add a good amount of butter and you have an INCREDIBLE dish!
Since the main ingredient is green beans, these can be considered healthy food, right?! 🙂
(Moderation in all things . . . a little bacon and brown sugar every now and then won’t hurt!)
If all vegetables were prepared this way, I think that it would be my favorite food group!
In a large skillet, fry the bacon over medium heat until done (but not quite crisp).
Drain off grease and add butter and brown sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until the brown sugar has dissolved.
Place the green beans in a pot and fill with about 1 inch of water. Bring water to a boil and then place the lid on the pot. Steam the beans over medium heat until cooked through, about 5-8 minutes. Drain the water from the beans, season with garlic salt, and stir in the sugar and bacon mixture. Serve immediately.
If the brown sugar mixture starts to go hard, you can quickly reheat it before pouring it over your beans.