Southern Style Green Beans are super easy to make. Plus, they're packed with flavor thanks to the addition of vinegar, garlic, onion, and bacon. Pair them with meatloaf, smoked turkey, or chicken for an authentic southern comfort meal.
Southern Style Green Bean Recipe
Green Beans: I like to use canned Italian-Style Green Beans for this recipe. Many recipes you'll find call for french cut, but I like the texture of the larger beans better.
Onion: A medium to large white or yellow onion is all that you'll need.
Butter: A little salted butter can go a long way in this green bean recipe.
Garlic: Jarred or freshly minced garlic is perfect.
Bacon: I always opt for thick-cut bacon like Wright Brand. It has a ton of flavor and adds a beautiful texture.
Vinegar: Just some white distilled vinegar, nothing fancy.
Salt: Kosher salt is my go-to for just about every recipe.
Pepper: Regular ground black pepper to your liking.
Begin by cooking and crumbling the bacon into bits.
Next, add the butter, garlic, and diced onions to a medium-sized pot and sauté until the onions begin to soften.
Now, add the bacon to the onions and garlic, stirring to combine.
Drain the cans of green beans and add them to the pot, gently stirring to mix them in.
Lastly, pour in the vinegar.
Place the lid on the pot and simmer the beans over low heat for at least 15 minutes or until ready to serve.
Classic Southern-Style Green Beans are a huge hit in my family, and I'm sure they will be in yours too. The vinegary flavor mixed with smokey bacon and buttery beans is perfect with smoked poultry like turkey or chicken and also pairs nicely with mashed potatoes. Now that's what I call southern comfort food!
Take a look at these recipes for the perfect Souther-Style Green Bean pairings.
I'd love to hear how these turned out for you in the comment section and if you made any changes that took them to the next level.
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Southern Style Green Beans
- 3 Tbsp. Salted Butter
- 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
- 1 Medium Yellow/White Onion - diced
- 3 Thick Cut Bacon Slices - crumbled
- 3 Cans Italian Style Green Beans
- 3 Tbsp. Distilled White Vinegar
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Cook and crumble the bacon into bits.
- Stir the bacon bits into the onions and garlic.
- Add the drained Green Beans to the pot, gently stirring to combine.
- Pour in the vinegar.
- Place the lid on the pot and simmer the beans over low heat for at least 15 minutes or until ready to serve.
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