Southern Green Beans

Southern Green Beans

ericaepp 4

"I just love these beans! What could be better than green beans, potatoes, and bacon, all in one dish?!"


40 m servings 188 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 203 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the chopped bacon in a skillet, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until evenly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the bacon pieces on a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet with a lid over medium-low heat, and cook and stir the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked bacon, green beans, potatoes, garlic, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer over low heat until the green beans are tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with vinegar, salt, and pepper, and serve.
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  1. 230 Ratings


One of my friends described this as 'German Potato Salad' meets Green Beans which is a great combo!! Here's my suggestions for next time: -- substitute red potatoes if you don't have new pot...

Being southern, when I first made this recipe I included the bacon grease for extra flavor but next time I'll drain it off. No need to fry up bacon, you could just use bottled real bacon bits. ...

These were great, lots of flavor. Didn't put in the potatoes because I was serving baked potatoes and used plain white vinegar instead of the balsamic. Also used home canned green beans (drain...

A very good recipe! I made this as a side for Thanksgiving. It smelled wonderful when cooking and went very well with the meal. I needed to cook the green beans much longer than 10 minutes to ma...

So good! I followed the recipe quite closely. Substituted a white onion for a red. I omitted the balsamic and felt no additional salt or pepper was needed. I believe the balsamic would have ...

This recipe was great! I followed a mix of the reviews and put 1 cup broth, red wine vinegar and cooked it for 15-20 min. Definitely will make it again! :)

I really loved this recipe. I added about 3/4 cup of chicken broth instead of 1/4 cup. I also let it cook a little longer than 10 minutes to get the green beans more tender. It was perfect!!!

My daughter cried because I forced her to eat 1 of these green beans, big soggy tears! Then she asked for 1 more green bean to be sure she really didn't like them...then she had to have just 1 ...

I cooked this as a side to a pot roast and everyone loved this dish. I had to add a little more chicken broth, but it was delicious. The balsamic gives it a nice twang.