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Slow-Cooked Fresh Green Beans with Bacon, Onion, and Red Potatoes

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

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

2 h 5 m servings 178 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Footnotes

  • 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.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 178 calories; 4.4 g fat; 28.2 g carbohydrates; 8.3 g protein; 13 mg cholesterol; 708 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 f...

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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...

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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 f...

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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 t...

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...

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 ...

this recipe is made for fresh green beans and not frozen chopped onions. This is basically how my grandmother would make them. Delicious~! And yes, garlic is always welcomed in my house!

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