Southern Green Beans



Serving size

about 1 1/2 cups beans
45 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers (even cold).

Southern Green Beans


2 slice raw Bacon (diced)
1 small White onions (diced)
16 ounces Green beans (trimmed and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces)
1/2 tsp. Sugar
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper


Place a large sauce pan over high heat. Add the diced bacon and cook, stirring, frequently for about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat if needed so that the bacon doesn't burn.

Add the onions and cook for about 2 minutes.

Add the green beans, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir and cover.

Reduce the heat to medium low and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

You can cook these as long as you want. True Southern beans are cooked to heck and gone.

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