If you have figured it out, I love recreating my favorite restaurant dishes at home. One of our favorite BBQ places is none other than Famous Dave’s BBQ. One of my new favorites when we go are the Firecracker Green Beans. They are always perfectly cooked with a hint of bacon and a little bit spicy.
Last weekend we were cooking up about 10 lbs of St. Louis Style ribs and I got this the urge to figure out this recipe. Turns out…it is super easy and full of flavor. They went perfect with those ribs, but I can see them being a great side dish for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and picnics.
You know my philosophy on bacon right? It makes everything better! The quickest way is to cook the bacon on the stove for this recipe (you’re gonna need that bacon grease). However, if you plan on doing a huge batch of beans or want to make the bacon in advance, then bake the bacon in oven and store the cooled grease in the fridge until it’s time to make the beans. Chop the cooled bacon and store in a ziptop baggie in the fridge until ready to use.
The beans have the perfect amount of kick. Not a fan of spicy? I promise it’s not too spicy the way it’s written and even my non-spicy family members loved these. Of course, if you are a huge fan of spicy (ahem….like your’s truly) then feel free to add a bit more crushed red pepper flakes.