Slow-cooked with smoky bacon and sweet onions, these Southern-style green beans are sure to become a family favorite.

Southern-Style Green Beans

Green beans develop the most wonderful flavor and texture when they’re slow-cooked Southern-style.

Flavored with smoky bacon and sweet onion they make a great side dish to serve with ham, pork, chicken or turkey.

Southern-Style Green Beans

Southern-Style Green Beans

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Slow-cooked with smoky bacon and sweet onions, these Southern-style green beans are sure to become a family favorite.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs green beans, ends trimmed
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Fry the bacon in a large skillet until cooked through. Drain on a paper towels and discard all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat.
  • Add the onion to the pan and sauté over medium heat until soft and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking until soft and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  • Add the green beans and 1/2 cup of the chicken broth. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then return the bacon to the pan.
  • Reduce the heat to low, partially cover the pan (set the lid askew) and cook, stirring occasionally, until the green beans are tender but not mushy, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Tips for Making This Recipe

If the beans start to dry out during cooking, the heat might be too high. Add a little more chicken broth and lower the heat.
Calories: 105kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 245mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g
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