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southern trails green beans

a recipe by
Anywhere, AL

When I was a child my mom worked at a restaurant called Southern Trails. I would wait up for her to come home with some of their leftover Green Beans. We have these every holiday. I think they are even better the next day.

serves 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern trails green beans

  • 8 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 lg
  • 3 Tbsp
    dried parsley flakes
  • 1 pinch
  • 8 Tbsp
  • 4 c
    water to cover
  • 6 can
    green beans
  • 6 oz
    ham or bacon
  • 3
    chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • pepper to taste

How To Make southern trails green beans

  • 1
    Place a Dutch oven over medium high heat, add butter and melt.
  • 2
    When the butter is melted add the onions and parsley and with a large pinch of salt.
  • 3
    Cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are tender and translucent, 5 to 8 minutes.
  • 4
    Next whisk in the flour, being sure to coat the onions. Cook for about 30 seconds then whisk in the water.
  • 5
    Add green beans, ham, chicken bouillon cubes, garlic salt and pepper to taste.
  • 6
    Simmer uncovered for 3 – 4 hours till the green beans are tender and the gravy is thickened.

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