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

Erica Anderson
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

189 calories; 7.4 g total fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 258 mg sodium. 25.9 g carbohydrates; 6.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
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 potatoes and dice them into 1/2 inch chunks -- after cooking the bacon remove it and cook the onions in the bacon fat. Add another T or 2 of butter if necessary -- once the onion is cooked add the potatoes and garlic. Cook for a couple minutes and then add the green beans and broth -- do not add too much broth as this will make your 'sauce' too soupy. -- make sure you have a large enough pot to be able to mix the vegetables as they cook. Otherwise the bottom cooks and the top is still raw. -- Once the dish is plated sprinkle the bacon on top for an attractive presentation. -- Enjoy!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/20/2018
Southern green beans don't crunch when you bite into them. These need to be cooked in a slow cooker for 4-6 hours to be real southern green beans. Read More
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410 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 75
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
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 potatoes and dice them into 1/2 inch chunks -- after cooking the bacon remove it and cook the onions in the bacon fat. Add another T or 2 of butter if necessary -- once the onion is cooked add the potatoes and garlic. Cook for a couple minutes and then add the green beans and broth -- do not add too much broth as this will make your 'sauce' too soupy. -- make sure you have a large enough pot to be able to mix the vegetables as they cook. Otherwise the bottom cooks and the top is still raw. -- Once the dish is plated sprinkle the bacon on top for an attractive presentation. -- Enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
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 potatoes and dice them into 1/2 inch chunks -- after cooking the bacon remove it and cook the onions in the bacon fat. Add another T or 2 of butter if necessary -- once the onion is cooked add the potatoes and garlic. Cook for a couple minutes and then add the green beans and broth -- do not add too much broth as this will make your 'sauce' too soupy. -- make sure you have a large enough pot to be able to mix the vegetables as they cook. Otherwise the bottom cooks and the top is still raw. -- Once the dish is plated sprinkle the bacon on top for an attractive presentation. -- Enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
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. Also since the small new potatoes aren't used whole they are diced you could just use 3 or 4 regular size potatoes. Loved the balsamic vinegar in this. Will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2009
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 (drained). Just tossed them a bit to blend with the other ingredients while heating and they were ready to serve. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2010
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 more. That's how I can tell this was a good recipe!! No leftovers!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2009
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 make them tender but as the potatoes cooked some began to break down and thicken the sauce which was a nice touch. I would prepare again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2009
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 been too many competing flavors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2010
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!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2012
This dish is truly delicious! I followed one of the other comments that recommended using the bacon grease instead of adding butter. I also sauted the onions/garlic first for 2 min then added the potatoes for another 5 min and then finally the broth & beans for the final 5 minutes (with the pot covered to allow it to steam). That gave the potatoes & green beans the right cooking times (both were fresh from my farm so getting them perfect is super yummy). It turned out amazing!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2010
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/20/2018
Southern green beans don't crunch when you bite into them. These need to be cooked in a slow cooker for 4-6 hours to be real southern green beans. Read More
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