Green Beans Southern Style

Oxmoor House
about 24 servings


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6 pounds fresh green beans
1 (1-pound) pork jowl bacon
8 cups water
2 medium-size red pepper pods
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


Remove strings from beans. Cut beans into 2-inch pieces; wash and set aside.

Remove rind from bacon and discard rind. Cut off three 1/2- inch slices from bacon, and set aside. Cut remaining bacon into 1/2-inch cubes; set aside.

Place beans, reserved bacon slices, water, and red pepper pods in a Dutch oven. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2 1/2 hours. Add salt and pepper; cook 30 minutes or until tender.

Place cubed bacon in a small skillet; cook over medium heat until crisp. Drain well. Garnish beans with fried bacon cubes.

Created date

February 2010