Southern-Style Green Beans Recipe

Looking for an easy Southern-Style Green Beans recipe? Learn how to make Southern-Style Green Beans using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by swilson69

Makes 8 servings



A quick version of the Southern classic, from Cook's Country magazine. Given that the beans are cooked in bacon grease, this is not something to be eaten regularly. But the dish is delicious and worth serving on special occasions.

Recipe Ingredients for Southern-Style Green Beans

6 bacon, slices, thick-cut , preferably low sodium
1 onion, chopped fine
2 lbs green beans, trimmed and halved
1 cup chicken broth, low sodium
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp fresh thyme, minced

Recipe Directions for Southern-Style Green Beans

  1. Cook the 6 slices of bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer 4 of the slices to a paper towel-lined plate; when cool enough to handle, crumble bacon and reserve.

  2. Add chopped onion to pan with the remaining slices bacon and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Add beans, broth, 1 tablespoon of the vinegar, sugar, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, covered, until beans are tender, about 12 minutes.

  3. Uncover skillet and discard the bacon slices. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until liquid evaporates, 3 to 5 minutes. Off heat, stir in remaining vinegar and crumbled bacon. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Categories

Beans, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 176.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
128
Calories from Fat
57
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.3g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Sodium
433mg
18%
Potassium
369mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
10.9g
4%
Dietary Fiber
4.1g
16%
Sugars
3.4g
Protein
8.1g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 5% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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