Monday, August 30, 2010

Thrifty Recipe- Terri's BBQ Green Beans

One of my mom's best friends used to make this for parties at their house. I used to request my mom make it for special occasions. Now, I look for excuses to make it. This last weekend, I brought it to a party and it was a hit! We were running late so I baked it at 375 for one hour and then 350 for 15 minutes. It's a simple recipe and the ingredients are thrifty- perfect.

Terri's BBQ Green Beans

5 Strips bacon
1 Small to medium onion, finely chopped
1 Cup brown sugar
1 Cup ketchup
1 Teaspoon ground mustard (OK to leave out if you don't have it)
3 Cans French-style green beans, drained

1. Fry the bacon on the stove until crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels.
2. In the bacon grease (you can pour some out if there is too much), cook the onion until soft and beginning to turn brown/carmelize.
3. Stir in the brown sugar, ketchup, and ground mustard and continue stirring until the brown sugar melts.
4. Combine the green beans with sauce mixture in an oven-safe dish and stir to coat all beans. Top with crumbled bacon.
5. Bake at 350 for around two hours, check every 15 minutes during the last half hour to ensure it isn't drying out.


  1. I usually double or triple the recipe cause I like them warmed up.....

  2. Oh yeah, Badger Girl, I forgot I had made this for you! :) And yes, it's even better the next day warmed up.

  3. Hey I know her!!! I grew up eating these green beans everytime April's family came over for dinner :)

  4. Janice, make sure you tell your mom she made my blog! :)

  5. April -I'm the anonymous person above- havent figured out how to do it with my name --- Terri


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