Southern Slow Cooker Green Beans

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Free up space on the cooktop and make these easy Southern Green Beans right in the slow cooker! They're so easy!

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Growing up, I only knew green beans as the super tender Southern style recipe with bacon and onions.  So the first time I had green beans prepared lightly steamed, I thought someone had really screwed up!  They were crunchy!

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.

Free up space on the cooktop and make these easy Southern Green Beans right in the slow cooker! They're so easy!

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Here’s an easy way to make that Southern classic – in the slow cooker.  You just dump it all in the slow cooker and turn it on.  Ok, you do need to stir them a couple times, but the effort is minimal.  And since I use the packaged real crumbled bacon pieces, you get all that great smoky bacon flavor without having to cook bacon – or even better – without having to clean the kitchen after cooking bacon.  🙂  They’re perfect for special occasions and free up space on the cooktop.  But they’re also easy enough to complement most any meal.  Y’all enjoy!
Southern Slow Cooker Green Beans
 
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Serves: 6 to 8
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (2.8-ounce) package real bacon pieces (about ¾ cup if making your own)
  • ½ yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray the crock of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add the beans, chicken broth, onion, salt, pepper, and about ½ 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.

 

 

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  1. Trudy McFall says:

    Must. Try. This! Hubby and I love green beans with bacon and onions–just never made them in the crockpot before. Thank you!

  2. Try adding a couple of diced potatoes too—yum

  3. Christine Ledford says:

    Could I use home canned green beans? I did about 30 qts this summer and normally just reheat them briefly on the stove top. I wonder if they’d be too mushed reheating in the slow cooker since they’ve already been processed. What do you think?

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