Southern Green Beans and Potatoes

Southern Green Beans and Potatoes - Don't Sweat The Recipe

Southern Green Beans and Potatoes

This southern green beans and potatoes recipe can be served as a side dish or main meal.  We usually have it as a meal.  There is really no way to go wrong with this dish.

Southern Green Beans and Potatoes - A classic southern dish. Tender green beans and potatoes flavored with smoky bacon and onions.

Clean and trim the vegetables.  Brown the bacon with the onion. Throw everything in the pot and let it boil. Done!

Southern Green Beans and Potatoes - A classic southern dish. Tender green beans and potatoes flavored with smoky bacon and onions.

I’ve made this with red and russet potatoes.  Both potatoes work well, it’s your preference.  I usually don’t measure anything for this dish I just chop and dump.  You want the liquid to cover the vegetables and season well. That’s it!

I leave the bacon in but some people remove it to paper towels and sprinkle it on top when served.

Southern Green Beans and Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Southern Green Beans and Potatoes - A classic southern dish. Tender green beans and potatoes flavored with smoky bacon and onions.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 285 kcal
Author: DSTR
Ingredients
  • 2-3 lbs. fresh green beans washed, trimmed, and strings removed.
  • 3-4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic I use one crushed clove
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 9-10 small red potatoes if your potatoes are large, cut them in half
Instructions
  1. In a large pot brown the bacon.
  2. Add onions and saute until translucent.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and boil until potatoes are tender about 25 to 30 minutes.

  5. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your preference.

 

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