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Southern Style Green Beans

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Southern Style Green Beans with fresh green beans and crispy bacon is a flawless side dish for any meal. Do not wait for the holidays to enjoy this mouth watering, tender and perfect vegetable side dish.

Southern Style Green Beans ready to serve

Southern Style Green Beans

There are so many main dish ideas to serve this along side, but I think a healthy set of southern style green beans goes great with Honey Garlic Chicken or Chicken Broccoli Cheese Casserole.

These southern style green beans are a staple on southern tables in the south and are a perfect and delicious side dish for almost any meal. In fact, they are so good, that you can eat them AS the meal. This recipe feeds 4-6 people. If you are looking to feed a larger crowd, you may want to make two batches as a pound of green beans is a LOT to rotate and cook evenly. 

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1lb fresh green beans
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

I love cooking in a cast iron pan. If you do not have one, you absolutely need to buy one.

 

side dish for a crowd

How to season Southern Style Green Beans

I like good old fashioned salt and pepper on my green beans, but feel free to add a little onion or garlic salt to dial up the flavor. 

How to cook Fresh Green Beans Southern Style

Cook bacon in pan. Remove from pan and set bacon on paper towels to cool and drain grease. Do not drain grease from pan.

Note: You can skip fresh bacon in lieu of precooked bacon, just cut it up and add it near the end of recipe so it doesn’t get overcooked in the heating. If you go this route, you just wont have that delicious bacon flavor cooked in. 

 

 

bacon in green beans

Add beans, broth, salt and pepper and cook, covered, for about 10 minutes.

pouring chicken broth over fresh green beans

Stir frequently.

Chop bacon and add to pan.

cooking fresh green beans in a cast iron pan

 

Remove lid and continue to cook for 5-10 minutes or until beans are cooked through and broth is reduced.

Serves 4-6

 

ready to serve green bean side dish

How long to Cook Fresh Green Beans

Cooking time can vary. I like my beans with a little crunch, but some people like them cooked well. I’d allow about 30 minutes total for a crisp cook plus bacon can take a bit to cook.

Another Green Bean Side Dish you will love: Classic Green Bean Casserole

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Cook Time
30 mins
 

Southern Style Green Beans with fresh green beans and crispy bacon is a flawless side dish for any meal. Do not wait for the holidays to enjoy this mouth watering, tender and perfect vegetable side dish.

Course: Side Dish
Keyword: green beans, side dish, southern style green beans
Servings: 6 people
Author: Salty Side Dish
Ingredients
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in pan. Remove from pan and set bacon on paper towels to cool and drain grease. Do not drain grease from pan. Add beans, broth, salt and pepper and cook, covered, for about 10 minutes. Stirring frequently.
  2. Chop bacon and add to pan. Remove lid and continue to cook for 5-10 minutes or until beans are cooked through and broth is reduced.
  3. Serves 4-6

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