Jules' Braised Beans

Jules' Braised Beans

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"I created this recipe after tasting some divine braised greens at a wonderful soul food restaurant in Kansas City. I wanted to recreate the flavor at home. This is recipe is wonderful with fresh greens or frozen or fresh green beans. Even picky eaters devour these with their slightly smoky, slightly sweet, slightly tangy flavor. My family gobbles them up! Try this recipe with 3 to 4 bunches of greens instead of green beans, too."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 113 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 306 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir bacon in hot oil until browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Add onion; cook and stir until the onion is tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir vinegar, sugar, and garlic into the bacon and onion mixture; season with salt and pepper. Pour chicken stock over the mixture and stir; bring to a simmer and cook until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the green beans and toss to coat. Cover the pot and let the green beans simmer until tender, about 10 minutes more.
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  1. 7 Ratings

Jen O.P.

I used far more bacon, but only because I started cooking without the recipe in front of me. I would not call that a mistake because it turned out delicious. Also, I did not use olive oil as I had plenty of fat to use with the rendering of the bacon. Beautiful balance of sweetness with the vinegar, but for my taste I might increase the vinegar-to-sugar ratio next time. All in all, a terrific variation on a delicious greens recipe. Next time, I will give it a go with collards! Thanks, Jules!


Very good! I didn't have cider vinegar, so used white. Also more bacon!


My family loved these. We halved the recipe (only 3 of us) and it turned out great. No changes necessary!