Nothing better than fresh seasonal ingredients, slow-cooked until they are melt-in-your-mouth tender.

Lisa Stella
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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 bacon in a large Dutch oven and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon slices to a plate lined with paper towels, reserving some of the drippings in the Dutch oven.

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  • Stir onion in reserved drippings; cook and stir until browned, about 10 minutes. Stir garlic into the onion; cook until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour broth into the Dutch oven; add green beans. Chop bacon and add to the Dutch oven.

  • Bring the broth to a boil, reduce heat to low, and place a cover on the Dutch oven. Simmer the green bean mixture until the beans are tender, about 1 hour. Add potatoes; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

To save time, I use kitchen shears to cut the bacon into smaller pieces as it cooks along with the onion.

I also use butcher shop bacon and organic broth to avoid preservatives.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

178 calories; 4.4 g total fat; 13 mg cholesterol; 708 mg sodium. 28.2 g carbohydrates; 8.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
I am from Texas and love fresh green beans and red potatoes. I did this dish for Christmas dinner instead of the traditional green bean casserole. It was a hit! I'll be making this more often for sure. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2014
This was good and I will make it again. Today I only had gold potatoes and that's what I used. Next time I will only put a small amount of garlic in this recipe. This was way too garlicky for me but my husband seemed to like it that way. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
I am from Texas and love fresh green beans and red potatoes. I did this dish for Christmas dinner instead of the traditional green bean casserole. It was a hit! I'll be making this more often for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
I am from Texas and love fresh green beans and red potatoes. I did this dish for Christmas dinner instead of the traditional green bean casserole. It was a hit! I'll be making this more often for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2014
I was thrilled when I found this old fashioned green bean recipe. I've never cooked fresh green beans before and I made the beans without the potatoes for Easter dinner. They have so much flavor from the bacon and garlic. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2014
These were Amazing! Will Make again! Mine actually cooked longer on low cause I forgot about them! still turned out great!! This MAKES A lot!! This could feed 10-12 easy next time I will Halve the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2014
I love, love, this recipe and so does my family. Ironically I've been cooking it long before I saw this one. I make it a few times a month at minimum. But, I have a few quick tips for those who need to get it done a little faster. First, I use frozen green beans, the are just as healthy and good. Also I use prediced onion from my grocery produce section or frozen onions. There is also something known as season blend vegetables that I sometimes use. Next, I use ready made bacon which I slice in bite size pieces. I get the full bacon flavor without all of the excess fat & no salt chicken stock so I can control the sodium amounts. You can also use canned potatoes or if you're not a fan use mini red or yellow potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2014
I came upon this recipe and enhanced it a bit! We LOVE garlic so I actually used about 6 cloves of garlic. I only had a quarter of a yellow onion so I used that with a shallot. I used a bag of the fancy fingerling potatoes (with the purple and red potatoes) and had a carton of portabello buttons. I added the mushrooms with the potatoes at the end. Oh and I used almost a pound of bacon (the kids kept swiping it) and added a bay leaf and some Emeril's seasoning. Very flavorful and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2014
This was good and I will make it again. Today I only had gold potatoes and that's what I used. Next time I will only put a small amount of garlic in this recipe. This was way too garlicky for me but my husband seemed to like it that way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2014
I love this recipe. Green beans and potatoes have always been my favorite vegetable combination. I've always cooked the green beans with bacon in a slow cooker but I was looking for something a little quicker but just as tasty. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2015
I have tried this recipe before with using turkey bacon instead of regular bacon and with out using chicken stock. For this recipe I used French style green beans and thick cut pork bacon. This is a really yummy dish especially if you add a little spice to it. I think the spice evens out the saltiness this dish gets from the bacon. Definitely worth it trying this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2014
Easy and oh so good!! Read More