I didn't grow up with green bean casserole and I have never learned to like it as an adult.
I grew up with sauteed onion and bacon in my green beans!
As Racheal Ray would say, "Yum-O!"
1/4 cup butter
1 small onion, diced
1 lb. bacon, cut up into small pieces
4-6 small cans green beans, drained
Melt butter in a lrg. pot.
Add bacon and cook till browned and crispy.
Add onion and cook till clear.
Once onions are clear, add in the green beans.
Simmer covered 10-15 minutes.