If you’ve never had Southern-style braised green beans, you really have to try them. Sweet green beans become tender when slowly simmered with smoky bacon, creating the perfect side dish for a Southern-style picnic with cornbread. What I love about the recipe below is that the slow cooker makes preparing this dish so easy.
2 pounds fresh green beans
4 cups chicken broth
3 cups water
1 cup cooked bacon, roughly chopped (about 1 pound before cooking)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small sweet onion, finely diced
1½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Prepare the green beans by washing them under cold running water. Snip off both ends and cut the beans in half.
Add all ingredients into a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. If you’re in a rush, you can cook them on high for 2 to 3 hours.
Serve with a slotted spoon to prevent too much liquid from pooling on the plate.