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Southern Style Green Beans

These Southern Style Green Beans are easy and melt-in-your mouth delicious- they're smoky from the bacon and super savory from simmering to perfection in chicken broth! YUM.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann



  • Cook the bacon in a heavy large pot or dutch oven until cooked and fat has rendered.
  • Add the onion- stir to coat and cook until onion has softened and slightly browned, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Add the green beans, stir to coat.
  • Add the chicken broth (1.5 cups) and salt/pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, and simmer with lid slightly ajar for 30 minutes.
  • When serving, spoon some of the juices over the green beans (or anything else on your plate!).


  • The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg