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Southern-Style Green Beans
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4.66 from 23 votes

Southern-Style Green Beans

Green Beans cooked low and slow until soft and tender in a bacon-infused broth.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 134kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon,, diced
  • 2 pounds green beans ends snapped off and longer beans snapped in half
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter, optional

Instructions

  • Brown and crisp bacon in a large pot. Remove bacon from pot and reserve.
  • Add green beans to pot along with all remaining ingredients, except butter.
  • Bring to a boil and then turn heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain beans and add butter if using. Check beans for seasoning and add extra salt and pepper to taste. I like lots of black pepper. Sprinkle with bacon and toss to distribute the bacon and butter.

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcal