GREEN BEANS DONE DIFFERENTLY

Joan Perry

By
@jperry

Years ago I found this recipe in a Shreveport, LA cookbook and have used it for numerous potluck dinners. Every time I take it, I receive requests for the recipe. I always prepare it in a crock-pot, but it can also be prepared on the stove-top. The crock-pot method seems to retain the texture of the whole green beans.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
3 Hr

Ingredients

1 lb
sliced bacon
6 can(s)
whole green beans
1 large
yellow or white onion

LIQUIDS FOR EACH CAN OF GREEN BEANS

3 Tbsp
bacon drippings
3 Tbsp
white vinegar
3 Tbsp
sugar (i sometimes use splenda)

Step-By-Step

1For the liquid for each can of green beans, dissolve the sugar or Splenda before adding the bacon drippings.
2Cut bacon into 1/2 inch bits and cook in a skillet until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Use the grease for the liquid described above.
3Slice onion into 1/4 inch rings. Place in a microwave dish, put 2 tablespoons butter on top and cook until translucent.
4Open all cans of green beans, drain and discard liquid. Dump 3 cans of green beans into crock-pot.
5Place 1/2 of the bacon and 1/2 of the sauteed onions on top of the green beans.
6Put remaining 3 cans of green beans in crock-pot and top with the remaining bacon and onions.
7Pour the liquid mixture over the green beans. Cover and cook on low for a couple of hours then gently stir the mixture, recover and cook for another hour or so, depending on how hot your low setting is on your crock-pot.
8I sometimes add a small package of toasted almonds with the layers of onion and bacon.
9The cook time is for the crock-pot method.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy