Southern Green Beans

When I think of Sunday family dinners, my nana’s green beans spring to mind. They were a tradition for me growing up as a kid. She cooked them for hours on the stove and they were so delicious! I decided to make some myself this past weekend for my family and they loved them!


2-3 lbs of green beans

6 slices of bacon



garlic powder


2 chicken bullion cubes


  1. Cook bacon in a skillet and set aside to drain.
  2. Wash and trim the green beans and place them in a large pot.

3. Season the beans with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.

4. Add the bacon grease to the pot.

5. Add enough water to cover the beans.

6. Cut the bacon into 1/2 inch strips and add them to the pot.

7. Add the chicken bullion cubes to the pot.

8. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for about 3 hours.

9. Add more water and seasonings to the pot as needed during the cook time. (I like to check the pot every hour and taste the beans to gauge my seasonings).

10. Serve when most of the water has cooked off.

These are the perfect side dish to a pot roast or roasted pork loin. And it makes plenty to serve a crowd. Enjoy.




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