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Copycat Cracker Barrel Green Beans

This copycat version of Cracker Barrel green beans tastes so much like the original, you may never need to order the side dish from the restaurant again.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat recipe, Cracker Barrel recipes, green beans
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 190kcal


  • 1 lb fresh green beans trimmed (see NOTES)
  • 1/2 cup diced bacon
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke optional


  • In a large skillet, cook diced bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and place on paper towels. Drain all but 1 tbs of the fat.
  • In the same pan, melt the butter. Add the onion and garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add the green beans, salt, pepper and stock to the pan. If using the liquid smoke, add it at this point. Stir to combine.
  • 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1049IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg