Slow-Cooked Green Beans

Slow-Cooked Green Beans

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"Why take something that normally takes 5 minutes to cook and cook it for 2 hours? Because it produces one of the most delicious things you'll ever taste. There's going to be a lot of juice, and that's what you dip your corn bread into."

Ingredients

2 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 124 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 124 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 16g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 756 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir bacon in the hot pan until almost crisp, about 6 minutes. Add onion; cook until browned bits of food on the bottom of the pan have dissolved in the onion's juices and onion is soft and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and tomato sauce. Cook until garlic has softened, about 1 more minute.
  2. Place green beans into a skillet and pour in chicken broth. Raise heat to high, add salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to beans, and bring to a simmer. Beans will begin to soften. Turn heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally. Add more broth or water if mixture seems dry.
  3. Adjust levels of salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste. Cook until beans are soft and tender, about 30 more minutes. Transfer beans and some of the pan juices to a deep serving platter.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • By cutting the onion in the same direction that the fibers that hold the onion together go, the pieces will hold their shape better and they won't just disappear.
  • You can use almost any tomato product, including chopped fresh tomato.
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This was the BEST green bean recipe I have ever tried! Have to admit I was somewhat skeptical of cooking time also. Not anymore! I made it for a B-B-Que we attended yesterday( doubled recipe) ...

Just like my Nana used to make! I made it exactly as written except for one thing: right at the end, I added a splash of red wine vinegar to brighten it up (I do this with my slow-cooked greens ...

I'm not from the South, but my late husband was, and this is THE BEST recipe I have found so far for green beans. Add potatoes half way through and fry some chicken in an iron skillet and there...