Fresh green beans are cooked with bacon, onion, and garlic for a delicious side dish.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels.

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  • Combine bacon, green beans, onion, butter, chicken broth, garlic, salt, and pepper in a saucepan. Cover and simmer on medium heat until beans are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

162.2 calories; 3.7 g protein; 9.5 g carbohydrates; 34.7 mg cholesterol; 520.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2012
After I removed the bacon from the cast iron skillet, I left some of the bacon fat in the skillet and sauteed the beans, onion and a little fresh minced garlic in the bacon fat with a pat butter, added some fresh ground pepper and let it cook until the onions started to turn translucent. I then poured over the chicken broth and simmered. We LOVED these green beans. My husband said that these reminded him of beans his Dad made for him growing up, he was quite upset there weren't any more. Next time, I'll double the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/31/2014
We did not like it. Read More
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105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 80
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2012
After I removed the bacon from the cast iron skillet, I left some of the bacon fat in the skillet and sauteed the beans, onion and a little fresh minced garlic in the bacon fat with a pat butter, added some fresh ground pepper and let it cook until the onions started to turn translucent. I then poured over the chicken broth and simmered. We LOVED these green beans. My husband said that these reminded him of beans his Dad made for him growing up, he was quite upset there weren't any more. Next time, I'll double the recipe. Read More
(121)
Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2012
After I removed the bacon from the cast iron skillet, I left some of the bacon fat in the skillet and sauteed the beans, onion and a little fresh minced garlic in the bacon fat with a pat butter, added some fresh ground pepper and let it cook until the onions started to turn translucent. I then poured over the chicken broth and simmered. We LOVED these green beans. My husband said that these reminded him of beans his Dad made for him growing up, he was quite upset there weren't any more. Next time, I'll double the recipe. Read More
(121)
Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2012
We love green beans with bacon and onion. I did this recipe a little different though. Fry up the bacon remove and drain all the grease from the pan except what clings to the pan. Add the onions and saute them in the little bit of bacon fat - add the garlic and cook for just a minute or two then add the green beans and the chicken broth. Use the broth to deglaze the bacon goodness from the bottom of the pan. Cover and cook until tender. Plate the green beans and sprinkle with the reserved bacon. (The juice from the green beans is excellent added to gravy if you are making gravy.) This way you save the calories from the butter and only mess up one pan. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2012
There are any number of ways this can be prepared, so do what works for you. In my case, I cooked the beans in boiling water for about five minutes while I sauteed the bacon, onions and garlic. Drained the beans, added them to the pan with the bacon/onion mixture and tossed until coated. Cooking these for 15-20 minutes would be far too long, at least for my liking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2012
I make this dish often every summer as I always have a bumper crop of beans. At least once I really splurge and make it the old farmers way. Brown the bacon remove bacon discard all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat (so would not use the butter in this recipe) saute the onions in the bacon grease and then add the bacon and the rest of the ingredients and cook until the beans are tender. The bacon grease really does add a sinfully good flavor. I only do that once or twice a summer. The rest of the time I make it as this recipe directs using Smart Balance margarine. It's really a wonderful veggie side dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
The best green beans I have ever eaten. Made exactly as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2012
Oh my these were delicious! I followed recipe exactly (used bag of Real Bacon Pieces instead of cooking bacon to save time) and the family gobbled them down. Next time I will leave the extra salt out and let the bacon and broth do their job... so tasty and easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2013
We love this recipe!!! Reminds me of the green beans at Texas Roadhouse.:-) To save time I use a bag of Real Bacon pieces. Also the longer it sets the better the flavor and the beans still stay somewhat crunchy. Definitely a family favorite!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2013
PERFECT!!Just got some raw green beans from a friends garden. followed your recipe and they turned out great (omitted the salt). Went very well with our steaks and rice pilaf! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2012
This was delicious!!!!! I originally made it as a gluten free side dish for my mother but that pan was quickly devoured by everyone and I had to make a second huge batch hoping to have some left overs for lunch. They finished that pan off too!!!!!!!! You know it's recipe gold when that happens!!!!! I love that it's a new way to get my kids to eat their fresh green beans. Thank you so much for sharing xoxoxoxoxoxo Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/31/2014
We did not like it. Read More
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