Copycat Cracker Barrel Green Beans
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed (see NOTES)
  • ½ cup diced bacon
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbs unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke (optional)
  1. In a large skillet, cook diced bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and place on paper towels. Drain all but 1 tbs of the fat.
  2. In the same pan, melt the butter. Add the onion and garlic and cook until fragrant.
  3. Add the green beans, salt, pepper and stock to the pan. If using the liquid smoke, add it at this point. Stir to combine.
  4. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 min.
I left my beans whole, but you can cut them into 1-2-inch pieces or buy frozen cut green beans.
Recipe by The Midnight Baker at