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southern green beans

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

Southern Green Beans are slow cooked string beans combined with onion, garlic and crisp bacon. The end result is heavenly with scrumptious tender melt in your mouth green beans.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern green beans

  • 4 slice
    bacon diced
  • 1
    medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 lb
    fresh green beans trimmed
  • 3 1/2 c
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp
    (optional) cajun seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make southern green beans

  • 1
    In large saucepan over medium heat cook bacon until almost completely brown. Add onion and cook for additional 5 minutes. Turn heat to low and add garlic; cook for 30 seconds. Remove bacon/onion mixture to a bowl. Do not wash saucepan.
  • 2
    Add green beans and enough chicken broth to just cover the green beans. Add Cajun seasoning.
  • 3
    Bring to a low boil. Cover and reduce to simmer. Simmer for 1 – 1 1/2 hours stirring occasionally. Drain chicken broth, return bacon/onion mixture and heat for 1-2 minutes. Add butter, stir and serve.