These vegan green beans are cooked with liquid smoke to approximate a bacon flavor. This vegan trick makes things taste like bacon without using bacon.
Bacon tastes like bacon because it’s rinsed with liquid smoke during the curing process. When you add liquid smoke to recipes, you’re adding the bacon flavor without harming animals to get it.
This recipe uses fresh green beans, but if you can’t find any or you’re in a hurry, you can use 3 cans of cut green beans instead. Just omit the water and vegetable broth, and cook the green beans in their own juices.
Use all natural liquid smoke to be fully vegan. Most liquid smoke brands contain molasses, which is made with non-organic sugar processed with animal bone char.
We used regular vegetable broth, but you can use low-sodium broth. You might want an extra 1/2 tsp of salt if you do that.
Simple and easy, these vegan green beans with bacon flavor are one of my favorite veggie recipes.
Vegan Green Beans Instructional Video
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