Easy Southern Style Green Beans

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Easy Southern Style Green Beans

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Boy do I love some Southern cooking!!  Southern cooking brings comfort like fluffy slippers to cold feet.  Southern cooking is a cure all for whatever ails you and may be the best regional cooking ever!!!  These Easy Southern Style Green Beans are no exception to that rule. I could quite literally eat these with every meal perhaps even breakfast.  If you have never tried these you MUST give them a whirl.  

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 As with most any good southern comfort food all you really need is a little time as they simmer for a couple of hours.  Now isn’t that how the south rolls like a fine oiled machine!! Now these Easy Southern Style Green Beans combine fresh green beans, smoked bacon, and onion into the most mouth watering side imaginable.  Prep is a breeze and your family will be singing your praises.  

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Put this on your list!! You will be happy as a lark!  LOL!  Just how happy is a lark?  This would be a wonderful side for my Chicken Fried Steak or  Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy. You could even make a pot of them and eat them as your main course!  How yummy would that be!!

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Easy Southern Style Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon diced
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lbs fresh green beans trimmed
  • 2 1/2 - 3-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. In large saucepan over medium heat cook bacon until almost completely brown. Add onion and cook for additional 5 minutes. Turn heat to low and add garlic; cook for 30 seconds. Remove bacon/onion mixture to a bowl. Do not wash saucepan.
  2. Add green beans and enough chicken broth to just cover the green beans. Add Cajun seasoning.
  3. Bring to a low boil. Cover and reduce to simmer. Simmer for 1 1/2 -2 hours. Drain chicken broth, return bacon/onion mixture and heat for 1-2 minutes. Add butter, stir and serve.

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