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Monday, February 22, 2016

How to make Grandma's best Southern Style Green Beans


Make these Southern Style Green Beans with bacon and seasons and feel like you traveled back to grandma's house




Here a few weeks ago, the hubby and I were traveling thru Gail, Texas and found a quaint place to have lunch.   

It wasn't hard to choose where to eat, there are only two business' in the whole County (Borden County, Texas) and we were lucky enough to pick the one cafe with the best personality, I guess the odds were like 50/50. HA!   

Anyway, everyone inside was local people and they all chimed in with suggestions as to what we should order.  Seriously they did!   

 Since chicken fried steak was one of their favorites, the hubby chooses it and it was served with Southern Style Green Beans.  






You know those Southern Style Green beans, like the ones we grew up with, cooked with bacon grease and loaded with bacon and some amazing flavors!  The like your mama or grandmama made and they were delicious.   

After that fun experience, we both craved more of those green beans, so it became a challenge to recreate that pot of green beans!    

And we did it!  These Southern Style Green Beans are loaded with flavors and bring back some great memories of our childhood and hopefully, your's also.     



Southern Style Green Beans
Ingredients
  • 8 Slices of bacon
  • 2 1/2 lbs of fresh green beans, ends snapped
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Instructions
1. Fry bacon until crisp in a large skillet, remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Save bacon grease.
2. Add green beans to a large crock pot, add chicken stock, water, seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic powder and reserved bacon grease.
3. Cook on high for 5-6 hours until green beans are tender
4. Drain beans and add butter. Crumble reserved bacon and add, toss to coat and serve.
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2 comments:

  1. The beans look delicious, Evelyn ! I can not think of one place here, even out in the country-side towns, where strangers would chat about what to eat :-) Nice to know such places really exist !

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  2. Seriously! This is easily one of my favorite side dishes!! It's crazy how flavorful they are - and if we ever have leftovers, I always call dibs on them!! :D

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