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Best Southern Green Beans

What could be better than Southern Green Beans made with potatoes, bacon, garlic, onion, chicken broth, pepper, and a hit of sugar?
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beans, best green beans, green beans, sides, Southern green beans
Servings: 12
Calories: 238kcal

Equipment

  • stock pot

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fresh green beans (fresh is better, but you can use frozen green beans)
  • 10 new potatoes washed and cut into bite sizes (or small golden potatoes)
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 red onion diced small
  • One tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • One teaspoon black pepper
  • two teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
  • enough water to cover the beans halfway up the pot.

Instructions

  • Cut the bacon in small pieces and fry it in a large dutch oven on medium heat
  • Remove the bacon.
  • Saute the garlic and chopped onions until the onions are tender
  • Add the potatoes, salt, pepper, and sugar
  • Add the green beans, bacon, and chicken broth
  • Plus, enough water to cover the beans halfway up the pot.
  • Cook until beans are tender about 30 minues on low simmer heat
  • TIME WILL DEPEND ON HOW HIGH YOUR HEAT IS ON YOUR STOVE.
  • DO NOT OVERCOOK GREEN BEANS! THEY WILL GET MUSHY

Notes

After fresh green beans are cooked you normally get two cups per pound. If a person eats 4 ounces, it should feed 4 people. Therefore, my recipe calls for three pounds of fresh green beans which should feed 12 people.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 1048mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg