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.
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 decided to try 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.
Fresh Green Beans cooked old-fashioned style with bacon and seasonings.
- 8 Slices bacon chopped
- 2 1/2 lbs fresh green beans ends snapped
- 32 oz chicken stock
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon butter
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
And speaking of old-fashioned, who knew all that much used worn out kitchen items, furniture and decorating items that your mom or grandmother used until they fell apart to save money are now treasured and are called shabby chic.