Created by: Chef shapeweaver
Created on September 13, 2013
Categories: Comfort Food, Side Dishes, Beans, Vegetables, Beans (String), Southern, 5 Ingredients Or Less, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Quick Meals, Small Batch Cooking, Brunch, Christmas, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Potluck, Summer, Sunday Dinner, Winter, Weeknight Meals, Stove Top, Gluten-Free, Low Carbohydrate, No Eggs, Green Beans (more)
Down Home Southern-Style Green Beans
"Sometimes you want that deep Southern flavor that you can only get from fresh green beans cooked with bacon,but you really don't have time to cook them from scratch.Well several years ago my sister Flora,taught me a way to make canned green beans taste pretty close to what you might've been cooking from fresh all day long. Since I didn't list any salt or pepper to the recipe,that's going to be strictly up to you.This recipe is easily doubled,but I suggest only three pieces of bacon.Submitted to " ZAZZ "on 9/13/13. " Keep Smiling :)"
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Prep Time: 10mPT10M
Cook Time: 45mPT45M
I made these using frozen whole green beans. Delicious! Had them with a ham steak cooked on the grill and sweet potatoes with cinnamon butter. A true Southern experience!.
- 2 ounces bacon (2 slices, diced into small pieces, the fatter the bacon,the better)
- 1/8 to 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped (sweet onion, if you don't have sweet onion,try red)
- 2 tablespoons butter (or margarine, optional)
- 1 can (14.5 ounce) green beans (DO NOT drain)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
What You Will Need
No special items needed.
In a 2 quart saucepan,add chopped bacon,cook over medium heat until the fat has rendered off and bacon is slightly browned.
Then add onion to bacon and cook until softened(if you need extra fat to cook the onion add butter or margarine).
Pour green beans with liquid,and the water into bacon/onion mixture.
Sprinkle with sugar and mix well.
When beans reaches a medium boil,cover with a slightly tilted lid,turn to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
- Serving Size: 1 (302.9 g)
- Calories 318.5
- Total Fat - 24.1 g
- Saturated Fat - 11.4 g
- Cholesterol - 61.7 mg
- Sodium - 1097 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 12.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 5.4 g
- Sugars - 5.2 g
- Protein - 13.3 g
- Calcium - 88 mg
- Iron - 2.3 mg
- Vitamin C - 5.9 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg