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Tender and delicious Green Beans with Bacon.

Green Beans with Bacon

This Green Beans with Bacon dish combines two different styles with tender stewed green beans and crisp bacon. Delicious for all occasions.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 37 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: green beans with bacon, southern style green beans
Servings: 8
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Linda Ooi


  • 2 lbs green beans (washed and drained) (900g)
  • 4 slices bacon (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup water ** (240ml)
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Line up green beans on a chopping board a few at a time. Cut off the tops and tails. If the green beans are too long, cut them in half.
  • In a medium pot, fry bacon until brown, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon crisp and set aside.
  • Remove all but 2 tablespoons of bacon lard from the pot. Add garlic and saute for 20 seconds.
  • Add green beans and stir to coat with lard. Pour in water, cover, and bring liquid to a boil.
  • Remove lid, add ground pepper and salt. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer green beans with perforated spatula to a serving bowl. Sprinkle bacon crisp on the top and serve immediately.


** 1 cup (240ml) chicken broth/stock may be used in place of water if preferred.


Calories: 60kcal
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