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Old Fashioned Green Beans- Southern Style

Easy Southern style green beans recipe for old fashioned green beans.  These are Southern green beans with bacon.  And that makes the best country style green beans that you will swear were made by your grandma. 

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Make these Southern Style Green Beans with bacon and seasonings and feel like you traveled back to grandma’s house.  This is an old-fashioned green bean recipe that we grew up eating.

A few weeks ago, the hubby and I were traveling thru Gail, Texas and found a quaint place to have lunch.  And 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.  Anyway, everyone inside were 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 decided to try it and it was served with fresh  Southern Green Beans.


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You know those country style green beans, like the ones we grew up with.  And cooked with bacon grease and loaded with bacon and some amazing flavors?   The ones like your mama or grandmama made and they were delicious.

And 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 old fashioned Green Beans are loaded with flavors.  And they bring back some great memories of our childhood and hopefully, your’s also.


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Grandma’s best Old Fashioned Southern Style Green Beans

Fresh Green Beans cooked old-fashioned style with bacon and seasonings. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 30 mins
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Total Time5 hrs 45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: country green beans, grandma's green beans, Green Beans, old fashioned green beans, southern green beans, southern style green beans
Servings: 6
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Evelyn



  • Add green beans to a large crockpot, add chopped bacon, chicken stock, water, seasoned salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Cook on high for 5-6 hours until green beans are tender
  • Drain beans and add butter. Mix gently


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1375IU | Vitamin C: 23.3mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2.4mg

Recipe Rating

Paula K

Friday 13th of July 2018

When Green Beans are in season we pretty much do the exact same thing! The only thing that I do a bit differently is to add more butter and fresh baby potatoes. That and a skillet of cornbread makes a wonderful meal.


Saturday 14th of July 2018

Now that does sound good! You have me craving cornbread now.

Jamie Sherman

Saturday 27th of February 2016

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

Linda Nortje

Wednesday 24th of February 2016

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 !