I love country green beans cooked this way. They’re almost as good (but not quite!) as the ones at His Place Eatery. I could actually eat a bowl of these for dinner. By themselves, specially if they are made with fresh green beans.
These beans are best when made with homemade chicken broth or stock. You can also make them with beef broth.
Yes, you can make country green beans with canned beans, but the end result will be nowhere near as good. Frozen beans will give you a little bit better results, but fresh is (always) best!
Also try my grilled Chinese long beans and my southern green beans.
Country Green Beans
These beans are best when made with homemade chicken broth or stock. You can also make these with beef broth.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup white onion chopped
- 4 slices smoked bacon chopped
- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 4 cups chicken broth
- Heat oil in a medium pot. Add onions and bacon and cook until the onions are just starting to soften and the bacon is cooked (the bacon will not be crispy).
- Add in the beans and broth. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and cook until the beans are done, 30-45 minutes.
- Note: As a variation, you can cook the bacon in a separate skillet. Drain most of the fat. When the beans are done cooking, place them in the skillet over high heat just long enough to toss and coat with the bacon drippings. Serve.
Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 1156mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional values are approximate.