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Southern-Style Green Beans

I’m definitely feeling Southern this week, can you tell? I’m sure the Kentucky Fried Chicken Livers with Gravy gave you a hint. A quick search of my recipe board turned up several recipes that fit that theme, and southern-style green beans was an easy choice. Why? Besides having the word “southern” in the title, it has bacon as the first ingredient. I’m a sucker for anything with bacon!

Southern-Style Green Beans are cooked long and slow until melt in your mouth tender. Flavored with lots of bacon.

Recipe Author: Christin at Spicy Southern Kitchen
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The Ingredients

I didn’t have any trouble finding the ingredients for this dish, but I managed to forget the seasoned salt. There’s always 1 thing… Instead of making a special trip just for that, I found a recipe and made my own. Gotta love Google <3

And one thing to note: I halved the green beans and bacon since I’m cooking for 2. It cut down on my prep work a little, and I left the rest of the quantities as-written.

Southern-Style Green Beans Ingredients
Green beans, bacon, butter, chicken broth, seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes

The Process

This recipe took 1 hour 10 minutes, and here is how the time broke down:

  • Prep: 8 minutes
  • Cook: 1 hour
  • Drain and Season: 2 minutes

I cooked the bacon (2 slices) while I prepared the beans (1 pound), and the timing on that was perfect. I had my beans ready just as the bacon finished frying.

The recipe lists 1-2 hours of cooking time for the green beans, and I was prepared to go for the whole 2 hours. Fortunately, I checked them after 1 hour! At that point, they were well done (not crisp at all) and just beginning to fall apart when stirred. I would have ended up with mush if I had cooked them for any longer. From there it was just a matter of draining and stirring in the butter.

Cooked beans and diced bacon
Cooked beans and diced bacon

So how was it?

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I rarely enjoy a side more than the main, but these green beans are an exception to that! The seasonings were just perfect for me. I didn't need to add any salt, and the pepper gave them just a little bit of heat. The beans were well done, the way I prefer, and really didn't require much active time--mostly just simmering while making my kitchen smell delicious!
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