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Southern Style Green Beans on a rectangular serving platter

Southern Style Green Beans

Southern Style Green Beans aren't just for Easter anymore! Make them go with a summer BBQ or a family get together --they're a veggie treat!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Southern Style Green Beans, How To Make Southern Style Green Beans, Southern Style Green Beans, Southern Style Green Beans Recipe
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. Adjust seasoning. Remove to serving platter with a slotted spoon. Top with a splash or so of the cooking liquid and 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: 625IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.1mg