Southern Green Beans Recipe

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Jordan Modified: December 14, 2021
Southern Green Beans Recipe


How To Make Southern Green Beans

Upgrade your vegetable side with this southern green beans recipe. They are slow cooked with Cajun seasoning and served with crisp bacon.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
Total: 1 hr 50 mins


  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
  • cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning, optional
  • 2 tbsp butter


  1. In large saucepan over medium heat, cook the bacon until almost completely brown. Add onion and cook for additional 5 minutes.

  2. Turn heat to low and add garlic; cook for 30 seconds. Remove bacon/onion mixture to a bowl. Do not wash saucepan.

  3. Add green beans and enough chicken broth to just cover the green beans. Add Cajun seasoning.
  4. Bring to a low boil. Cover and reduce to simmer. Simmer for 1 to 1½ hours, stirring occasionally. Drain chicken broth, return the bacon/onion mixture and heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add butter, stir and serve.


  • Sugar: 6g
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  • Calcium: 74mg
  • Calories: 161kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 509mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 656mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1633IU
  • Vitamin C: 30mg
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