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

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 245mg Carbohydrates: 11g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g
Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.