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Old-Fashioned Green Beans | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's simple & easy recipe. Her's is made with #bacon. Great side dish for family dinners, #FathersDay & other #holidays. #greenbeans #glutenfree

Old-Fashioned Green Beans

Old-Fashioned Green Beans is a vintage recipe my mom and grandma always used to make. These tasty southern-style green beans are delicious as well as being easy to prepare. Bacon increases the flavor and since they use only a handful of ingredients, they're great to whip up for any family or company dinner. Gluten free.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Veggie Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8
Calories 75 kcal


  • 1 paring knife
  • 1 stock pot
  • 1 collander


  • 1 1/2 lbs. fresh green beans washed and ends cut off
  • 1/3 cup onion diced
  • 4-6 slices Applewood-smoked bacon cut in 1-inch slices
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic from a jar (or 2 cloves freshly minced garlic)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • water as needed
  • unsalted butter if desired


  • In large Dutch oven, fry bacon.
  • After bacon is almost cooked through on both sides add onion and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add green beans and about 3 quarts of water.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for about 15-30 minutes or until green beans are fork tender and cooked through.
  • Drain water, season with salt and pepper and a couple of tablespoonfuls of butter, if desired.


NOTE: I did not add any extra butter to this side dish.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen


Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 212mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 591IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bacon, gluten free, green beans, side dish, vegetable
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