“Crack Green Beans” typically refer to a green bean recipe that’s seasoned with various flavors to make them irresistibly good. The term “crack” in this context refers to the addictive quality of the dish, not the drug. Here’s a popular version of the recipe using bacon, brown sugar, and soy sauce to create a sweet and savory flavor profile.
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
5 slices of bacon, diced
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
Prepare Green Beans: In a large pot, boil the green beans in water for about 5 minutes or until they become slightly tender. Drain them in a colander and then set them aside.
Cook the Bacon: In a large skillet or pan, cook the diced bacon over medium heat until it’s crispy. Remove the bacon pieces and set them aside, but leave the bacon grease in the pan.
Create the Sauce: To the same pan with bacon grease, add the butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Stir until the butter is melted and everything is combined.
Combine: Add the blanched green beans to the skillet. Toss them in the sauce until they’re well-coated and heated through.
Season and Serve: Add the crispy bacon bits back to the pan. Stir everything together. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
You can adjust the level of sweetness or saltiness based on your preference. Some variations might also include a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for some heat. Enjoy!