The Mississippi green beans are a yummy, easy, make ahead version of green beans that is my family’s favorite recipe.
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.
What makes Mississippi greens beans so irresistible? The secret is in the sauce. The butter, EVOO, bacon, brown sugar and soy cook into a thick, sweet, smoky, salty syrup that melts into the beans during cooking and makes them over the top delicious.
Make Mississippi Green Beans Ahead
These beans are perfect to make ahead. Simply prepare the sauce and pour over drained beans. Place in an airtight BPA free gallon ziploc and refrigerate overnight. You can actually refrigerate up to 2 days (I’ve done it and had great results). When the day comes to cook the beans, simply heat them in the slow cooker on low for 5-6 hours. Add a bit of chicken broth if the beans don’t have much liquid.
You Can Slow Cook Mississippi Green Beans
It taking these to someone’s home, I slow cook them in this stainless casserole crock. The size is perfect for green beans, and if the affair is casual, you can plug the crock pot in and serve the beans directly from the cooker. Of course this is only for a super casual gathering, but this slow cooker is the best way to keep the beans warm until serving.
You Can Also Bake Mississippi Green Beans
The beans can also be placed in a baking dish and heated on 250-300 degrees F for several hours before serving. If the bacon is cooked (I always cook mine before marinading the beans), then you are basically heating the beans and keeping them warm.
Recipes I Love With Mississippi Green Beans
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- 3/4 stick butter (not margarine)
- 1 TB oil (I use extra virgin olive oil)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 TB soy
- 6 cans green beans, drained
- 6 slices of bacon, diced or chopped into small pieces
- n small saucepan, add oil, butter, and diced bacon.
- Heat over medium heat until butter melts and bacon is cooked and just crisped. Stir well.
- Add brown sugar and soy; stirring until smooth.
- OVEN: Bake at 350 degrees, covered, for 30 minutes and then uncovered for 15-20 minutes.
- SLOW COOKER: Cook on low 6-7 hours or high 4-5 hours.
Amount Per Serving Calories 1034Total Fat 25gCarbohydrates 181gProtein 26g