GREEN BEANS DONE DIFFERENTLY

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Joan Perry

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@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)

How to Make GREEN BEANS DONE DIFFERENTLY

Step-by-Step

  1. For the liquid for each can of green beans, dissolve the sugar or Splenda before adding the bacon drippings.
  2. Cut 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.
  3. Slice onion into 1/4 inch rings. Place in a microwave dish, put 2 tablespoons butter on top and cook until translucent.
  4. Open all cans of green beans, drain and discard liquid. Dump 3 cans of green beans into crock-pot.
  5. Place 1/2 of the bacon and 1/2 of the sauteed onions on top of the green beans.
  6. Put remaining 3 cans of green beans in crock-pot and top with the remaining bacon and onions.
  7. Pour 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.
  8. I sometimes add a small package of toasted almonds with the layers of onion and bacon.
  9. The cook time is for the crock-pot method.

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Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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