Southern Style Green Beans

Judy Martin Recipe

By Judy Martin hillcrestchurchcook

5 Min
45 Min

This is a recipe for canned green beans that I just love because it is delicious and has olive oil instead of bacon in it. It makes green beans have that just picked flavor! It definitely is a favorite at church dinners!

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#10 can of blue lake style green beans, drained
1 large
sweet onion, sliced
1 1/2 tsp
orrington farms chicken base
1 Tbsp
white vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp
1/2 can(s)
#10 can of water
1/2 c
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

Drain green beans and set aside. Place oil in bottom of pot and heat. Add sliced onions and cook until transparent. Add drained green beans and half a can of water. Cover pot and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes.
Add salt, pepper, and sugar. Mix well. Continue to simmer. Add chicken base. (Use Chicken Boullion if you don't have chicken base.)
Simmer until beans are tender. Remove pot cover and add white vinegar. Cook beans down, letting most of water evaporate. Taste and adjust salt, pepper, sugar, and white vinegar according to taste.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #easy, #tasty

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B. Bradford Bumble
Jun 2, 2011
gonna save this one. i could eat green beans every day
L D windella
Jul 5, 2011
I would make this! I don't cook with meat in my vegetables but canned beans need a little perking up,these ingredients would sure do that!
I keep commenting abt your recipes,sending you a msg each time,but I'm so excited to see good recipes!
Judy Martin hillcrestchurchcook
Jul 5, 2011
LaWanda, there is nothing better than good southern cooking! I don't know of anyone that has tried it that didn't like it! I am just so excited to be able to share the recipes I have been tweaking since the 1960's...I was afraid I was going to take them to my grave...My daughter cooks much "healthier" meals. She does not use butter, she uses only "low fat" ingredients and does not use much sugar at all. I am afraid the true southern recipes are going to be lost on the younger generation. Good food takes time to prepare, and many young mothers, like my daughter, use microwave veggies and fresh veggies that she just washes and cuts up and cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and maybe some steamed asparagus. Me, I have got to have my peas, butterbeans, fried corn, and fried okra! I am just so glad you like and will use the recipes I have had for so many years! God bless you and the ladies who love to cook!
L D windella
Jul 5, 2011
I know what you mean,I love southern food ,I love all food! but I try to find a balance,I eat whatever I want,just less of it. And I walk every day 30-60 mins.In the past 2 years I have lost 120 lbs and have been able to keep it off by doing this. So when I want some fried chicken and biscuits,I'll eat it but just a small amount. And I enjoy cooking all kinds of food.
L D windella
Jul 5, 2011
P.S I only use my microwave to melt butter! lol!
Deborah Oden debo1odeni
Dec 3, 2011
What purpose does the vinegar serve, just curious I have not cooked with it before.
Judy Martin hillcrestchurchcook
Dec 5, 2011
The vinegar gives a just picked taste. I thought it was crazy to use a little vinegar until I tried it. Use just a touch. I am so used to cooking green beans for 50, I have to be careful when I am cooking for my husband and myself! If you are just cooking a small amount, use just a few drops of white vinegar!