I grew up in the Tennessee, so I absolutely love eating Southern Style Green Beans that have been slow cooked in bacon and chicken stock. They are so tender, melt-in-your-mouth, and they are the perfect side dish to go along with any Southern dish (like fried chicken, meatloaf, etc.)
Green beans are so delicious, and this recipe is so easy to make. You cook the bacon until it’s nearly cooked, at the same time you’re cooking the onion, then add the trimmed green beans and chicken stock, and let it simmer on low for an hour and a half. You can cook your main dish in between this time, and dinner’s ready in no time at all.
I love this recipe for Southern Style green beans. It’s easy and so, so good. Enjoy!
Southern Style Green Beans with Bacon
- 2 lbs green beans, trimmed
- 5 slices bacon, cut into small strips
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2-3 cups of chicken broth
- In a Dutch oven (or large saucepan), add bacon and chopped onions. Cook until bacon is almost done. Add garlic and cook for one minute.
- Add green beans to the pot and just enough chicken broth to cover the green beans. Bring to a low boil. Cover and simmer (cook on low) for 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Drain the chicken broth and enjoy!