Admittedly, I’ve grown to love them both ways. French style haricot verts make frequent appearances on our weeknight table because I can steam them in the microwave and they’re a light, delicious, easy side. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love the green beans from my childhood.
Southern Slow Cooker Green Beans
- 2 lbs fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 (2.8-ounce) package real bacon pieces (about 3/4 cup if making your own)
- 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
- 3 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Lightly spray the crock of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add the beans, chicken broth, onion, salt, pepper, and about 1/2 of the bacon. Cover and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or low to 6 to 8 - or until the beans are tender to your liking. Stir the beans a couple times during cooking. Serve topped with the remaining bacon pieces.