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southern style green beans with bacon

Southern Style Green Beans

Green beans cooked low and slow in bacon are a Southern tradition.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3 slices bacon - cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans - washed, trimmed and snapped into about 2" lengths
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook bacon pieces in a heavy bottom pan until done. Remove bacon from pan and place on a paper towel to drain. Set aside.
  • Add green beans to pan and cook on medium high heat. Toss beans in bacon drippings to coat. Continue to cook until beans turn bright green.
  • Carefully pour in stock and add garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir to incorporate. Add bacon pieces back to pot with beans.
  • Turn burner to low, cover beans with lid - slightly off center and cook for about 1 hour until beans are tender, stirring every 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve immediately.