Ruth Cullen's Green Bean Bake Recipe -
Ruth Cullen's Green Bean Bake Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Ruth Cullen's Green Bean Bake

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"Green beans in a chili sauce with onions, brown sugar, etc. I've made this for years and my family loves it. It has a really different taste to it."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove bacon from skillet, leaving grease. Crumble and set aside.
  3. Stir onion into bacon grease, and cook over medium heat until tender; drain.
  4. In a medium baking dish, mix bacon, onion, green beans, brown sugar, dry mustard and chili sauce.
  5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until heated through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 03, 2004

Really very good. I didn't haves time to bake it, so just served the green beans in the sauce and it was great. I usually make something kind of like it using mustard, butter and worchestershire sauce and my husband liked these flavors much better. A keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 22, 2006

I did not care for this.


8 Ratings

Dec 09, 2004

I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner thinking that it would be something a little different. It was different all right--no one went back for seconds or thirds, as they do with my usual way of cooking green beans. Overall, this recipe is easy to make, but it just doesn't taste very good at all, nor does it look appetizing.

Jan 29, 2006

Tangy, flavorful with bacon and onion - yummy! I drained off all the bacon grease and only used what stuck to the pan to saute the onions - there was just enough to cook the onion without contributing a lot of fat. I may cut down on the amount of chili sauce just a bit the next time, but we really enjoyed this dish!

Jun 01, 2004

Outstanding! I prepared this side dish for Easter; and recently took to a family reunion. I receive phenomenal kudos on it. Brava! Lisa A.

Feb 12, 2004

This was an easy dish to make but it got mixed reviews. I wasn't able to eat any because the smell really bothered me. Both of my daughters loved them. My husband, on the otherhand, wasn't thrilled. He said the chili sauce and brown sugar was too overpowering. Thanks anyway!

Jan 29, 2015

A great way to liven up a can of green beans. I didn't really notice the brown sugar. This would go well as a bbq side dish.

Jul 01, 2005

These beans are bbq'd somethin' different! Awesome for a cookout or potluck. Thanks, Marilyn.


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  • Calories
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 718 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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