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Southern Style Green Beans

You will find fresh green beans, thick cut bacon, onion, and amazing flavor in these Southern Green Beans. We cook them slowly for the perfect tenderness. Add them as a side dish to just about any meal, they are absolutely delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Southern Style Green Beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 236kcal
Author Jen


  • 2 lbs Fresh Green Beans
  • 7 strips Thick Cut Bacon
  • 2 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1 medium Onion diced
  • 2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • Cut bacon into 1" pieces.
  • Cook in a large skillet over medium heat until lightly browned.
  • Remove bacon pieces from pan and set aside.
  • Add onion and garlic to pan. Stir to coat in grease.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Rinse beans and trim off stem ends.
  • Add green beans and broth to skillet. Stir to mix,
  • Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour, until beans are tender.
  • Uncover, add bacon and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 770mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1084IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg