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Southern Style Green Beans

Yay, are you ready for another Thanksgiving series recipe?! Today I have for you southern style green beans! These are super yummy and we actually have them about once a week. It’s perfect for the Holidays I think because you just get them put together and let it simmer until you’re ready to serve. They can be made in about 10 minutes or let them cook for hours. It’s up to you!

 

Southern Style Green Beans

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This recipe is enough for 2-3 people. I suggest x4 the recipe for a large crowd.

Ingredients

1 can cut green beans, no salt added

2 strips bacon

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/2 Tbls season salt

1 Tbls tomato paste

water

pepper to taste

Directions

Cut the bacon into 1/2 inch strips. In a sauce pot, fry bacon over medium low heat and set aside. Saving the bacon drippings, turn the heat up to medium high.

Drain the green beans and place them into the hot bacon grease. Be careful because the hot grease might pop when the wet beans hits it. Let the beans fry for a couple minutes in the oil.

Next, add the dried spices into the pan. Stir to combine. This helps the spices release their flavor and aroma.

Now, fill the can that the beans came in with water and pour that over the mixture. This should cover the beans but if you need a little more, add it so the beans are covered. Add the tomato paste (I love using that kind in the tube, so easy!) and stir until it dissolves into the water. Let this simmer, stirring occasionally.

These are done after about 10 minutes of simmering but if you want to wait, just put a top on them and keep them over low heat until you’re ready to serve!

That could not GET more simple. You can server them as is or with the bacon pieces sprinkled on top. I actually almost always have a baked potato when I make these green beans so I use the bacon on that, hehe.

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this recipe!

Southern Style Green Beans
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 can cut green beans, no salt added
  • 2 strips bacon
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ Tbls season salt
  • 1 Tbls tomato paste
  • water
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut the bacon into ½ inch strips. In a sauce pot, fry bacon over medium low heat and set aside. Saving the bacon drippings, turn the heat up to medium high.
  2. Drain the green beans and place them into the hot bacon grease. Be careful because the hot grease might pop when the wet beans hits it. Let the beans fry for a couple minutes in the oil.
  3. Next, add the dried spices into the pan. Stir to combine. This helps the spices release their flavor and aroma.
  4. Now, fill the can that the beans came in with water and pour that over the mixture. This should cover the beans but if you need a little more, add it so the beans are covered. Add the tomato paste (I love using that kind in the tube, so easy!) and stir until it dissolves into the water. Let this simmer, stirring occasionally.
  5. These are done after about 10 minutes of simmering but if you want to wait, just put a top on them and keep them over low heat until you’re ready to serve!
Notes
You can sprinkle the bacon over then beans when serving or is it as a topper on another dish!

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Previous week’s recipes in the Thanksgiving series:

Cheesy Swiss and Bacon Dip | Sweet Potato Gratitude Rolls

Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Dip | Garlic Cheese Muffins

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14 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Kathleen says:
    October 15, 2013

    Oh, those beans sound good. I was raised by Southerns, so I love the southern food. Yum! I think I will try them out.

  2. Your recipes make me want to punch somebody! (In a good way.) Is there nothing a little bacon and some seasoned salt can’t do???? Thanks for linking up on WDW!

  3. avatar
    Chrystal M. says:
    October 16, 2013

    Found you through the link up and I am glad I did. I grew up in the South so I am always excited to see foods that remind me of ‘back home.’ Bacon and green beans just isn’t enough. Can’t wait to make these!

  4. Will do this tonight with my beef stew! Anything with bacon! They look yummy! Julia

  5. avatar
    Sharon says:
    October 20, 2013

    These look super good! I could eat these alone with cornbread. I’m definitely ready for the Thanksgiving cooking. Bring it on!

  6. avatar
    October 20, 2013

    Yummmmm. I normally just make regular green beans, but I am always up for trying new recipes and I am definitely adding this to my to make list. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, it sounds delicious. Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

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    Heather says:
    October 21, 2013

    Yum! YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM! This looks delicious! We have green beans a lot, but I’m horrible with seasonings…. Salt and pepper are usually the only thing I add (garlic on a good night… haha!). Can’t wait to try this recipe. Sounds delicious!! And, that corn casserole looks yummy, too! Thanks so much for linking it up at the party!! YUMM! LOL!

  8. avatar
    Joyce says:
    October 24, 2013

    I sooo love this recipe, I’m always looking for something new, and when I look for green bean recipes they are all the same. Pinning to my veggie board, thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays, and please come on back tonight and share some more.

  9. avatar
    October 24, 2013

    This looks like a super easy & delicious way to make green beans–pinning this now! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

  10. avatar
    October 25, 2013

    Hi there! Wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your recipe for Southern Style Green Beans and have chosen it as one of my favorites from last week’s Saturday Spotlight blog hop. It’s been featured on this week’s blog hop which started at 9pm EST on Friday, and was PINed to my Pinterest page. Thanks so much for linking up! Looking forward to seeing what you have to share next time.

    April

  11. avatar
    November 14, 2013

    These look and sound great! I love green beans on Turkey Day!

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