The Best Southern Green Beans

The Best Southern Green Beans

These truly are The Best Southern Green Beans! This is how my grandmother used to make green beans. My southern roots come through on this one!

 

The beans end up melt in your mouth delicious and the cooked bacon adds even more flavor!

Tasty! Good for cookouts or to compliment any meal!

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The Best Southern Green Beans
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 

This is the way my grandmother used to cook green beans.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: The Best Southern Green Beans
Servings: 8
Calories: 325 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 16 ounce bag frozen green beans or 2 (14 ounce) cans green beans, do not drain
  • 4 -6 slices bacon
  • 1 large onion sliced large chunks
  • 1 dash red pepper flakes optional
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Put the green beans in pot- if canned add the juices, if frozen add water enough to see but not cover beans- cook on medium heat.
  2. Fry the bacon until cooked but not too crisp- drain on paper towel.
  3. Cut the onion in large (thick) slices and break rings apart in to beans.
  4. Crumble or rip the bacon apart and add to the beans. Add spices to taste. Let cook for a few hours on low heat.
  5. If want to serve sooner- turn the heat up and cook until the water boils down.
  6. You can put in the crock pot on low all day long and let simmer.

 

Enjoy!

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Recipe based on one by greyghost
Photo by lazyme