Southern Style Green Beans

Southern Style Green Beans

My Southern Style Green Beans with Bacon will become a family favorite in your house too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Southern Style Green Beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 67.4kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 4 Slices Bacon Cut Into Small Pieces
  • 2 Pounds Fresh Green Beans Ends Trimmed and Snaped in Half
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper


  •  Rinse beans in a colander, then wrap up in a clean dish towel to dry.
  • Cook bacon pieces in a large saucepan until crisp.  Add green beans to the pan and continue to cook on medium heat, tossing beans well to coat in bacon dripping, until beans turn bright green about 3 minutes. Slowly add the chicken broth, then the salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer on low, covered with the lid cracked just a bit, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender, about 1 hour. Drain if desired (I don't. I serve them with a splash of the cooking liquid on the top) and check and adjust seasoning, then serve.


Serving: 1/10 of the recipe | Calories: 67.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 12.5% | Vitamin C: 17.4% | Calcium: 3.6% | Iron: 5.9%