Southern-Style Green Beans

Southern-Style Green Beans

Infused with deep bacon and onion flavor, these tender beans are just like your grandmother used to make. Serve with pepper sauce for an extra kick, if desired.

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup beans and 1 1/2 teaspoons bacon)


  • 3 center-cut bacon slices
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • Hot pepper sauce (optional)


1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 6 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan; crumble bacon. Add onion to drippings in pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender.

2. Combine onion, broth, salt, and green beans in a 4-quart electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until beans are very tender. Transfer beans from slow cooker to a serving bowl, using a slotted spoon. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Serve with hot pepper sauce, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 38
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 2.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 7g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 181mg
  • Calcium: 46mg

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