These Southern Green Beans with Bacon are tender and perfectly seasoned, making them the ultimate side dish recipe!
I’ve fallen head over heels for these Southern Green Beans with Bacon and Almonds! My mind is already focusing on Thanksgiving and Christmas food, and these green beans are definitely making an appearance at both occasions.
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Southern Green Beans with Bacon
Fresh green beans are me and my family’s absolute favorite.
Green Bean Casserole is fantastic, but there needs to be room on your table for these Southern Green Beans with Bacon too. Trust me!
The green beans are cooked until tender in a combination of bacon grease, chicken broth and seasonings. Then they’re quickly drained and set aside, to prepare the browned butter – toasted almonds.
This really is the key to making this dish go from good to AMAZING!
The browned butter brings the dish to a completely new level.
Once the butter is browned and the almonds are toasted, drop the green beans and bacon back in and get them nice and toasted too.
You’ll never want to eat green beans any other way again.
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Southern Green Beans with Bacon
- 4 strips, thick cut bacon
- 2 lbs. green beans, fresh (trimmed)
- 3 cups water
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 4 tbsp butter, unsalted
- 1/3 cup almonds, sliced
- Cook the bacon in a large dutch oven or pot until crisp then drain on a paper towel lined plate. Cut into pieces.
- Reserve the grease and add the beans, water, broth, garlic powder, seasoning salt and pepper to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, until the beans are tender. Drain the beans into a strainer and return the pot to the stove top.
- Add the butter and almonds to the pot and cook over medium heat, swirling the pot, until the butter becomes golden brown and gives off a nutty aroma.
- Stir the beans and bacon into the butter and heat through, making sure to coat everything with the butter. Serve warm. Enjoy!
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Angela evon Lasslett
I’m bring these to a Christmas Eve dinner. How do you recommend these be reheated?
Do you boil the beans with the reserved bacon grease and other ingredients?
Can this be made a day ahead and then reheated?
Hi Victoria, yes, I think that would be fine!
I think bacon is the best ingredient in the world and I love almonds, so I must try it:-)
Thanks for the inspiration!
You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy this! 🙂
yuummy what a great idea looks fabulous
Thank you Anna! 🙂
Gina @Running to the Kitchen
Such a great idea! Bacon makes everything better!!
Right!? Thanks Gina! 🙂
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
I always had almonds to my green beans! But WHY HAVE I NEVER ADDED BACON?! This beans are blowing my mind!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
This looks absolutely AMAZING. Bacon with everything, but especially green beans!! The perfect thanksgiving side dish.
Simmer beans with or without lid on?
I left the lid off, but I don’t really think it matters in this case. Either way is fine. 🙂