Mississippi Green Beans

Mississippi Green Beans get huge flavor from a yummy sauce made with butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic & bacon.

Mississippi Green Beans

Mississippi green beans are the perfect blend of sweet and savory, and they are the easiest green beans you’ll ever make. They also happen to be my family’s favorite green beans, so I make them all the time.

These beans can be marinaded in the sauce overnight and cooked in the oven the next day, or they can be made in the slow cooker (no marinade required).

Mississippi Green Beans

Bake or slow cook? I’ve made these both ways, and there is no difference! I most often make them in the slow cooker, especially if taking them to someone’s house. In the photo above, my beans are in this casserole crock pot~my new favorite appliance.

These beans really are outstanding; everyone loves them. These would be a perfect side for your Thanksgiving table. They are also a particulary wonderful accompaniment to Mitt Romney’s Favorite Meatloaf and this wonderful chicken tetrazzini.

If you try these, I know you’ll love them as much as we do, but please let me hear your thoughts!  As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!


Mississippi Green Beans

Simple canned green beans go sophisticated with this amazing sauce.

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  • 3/4 stick butter
  • 1 TB oil (olive or vegetable)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 TB soy
  • 5-6 cans green beans, drained & rinsed
  • 5-6 slices of bacon


  • In a small saucepan, add oil, butter and bacon.
  • Cook bacon until just beginning to turn golden.
  • Add brown sugar and soy; stirring until smooth.
  • If marinading beans, place beans and marinade in bag until ready to cook.
  • If slow cooking, place beans in slow cooker; pour marinade over.
  • If baking,bake at 350 degrees, covered, for 3o minutes and then uncovered for 15-20 minutes.
  • If slow cooking, cook on low 6-7 hours or high 4-5 hours.