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Southern Style Green Beans

Servings: 4

Total time: 40mins


  • 3 slices bacon, cut in half

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 lb. Crown Jewels green beans, trimmed

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add bacon in a single layer. Cook until bacon is cooked through and crisp, turning when needed.

  2. Remove bacon to a paper towel to let cool, then crumble.

  3. Add chopped onion and green beans to the pan with the bacon grease and stir well to coat.

  4. Then cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until very tender.

  5. When the green beans are almost done, melt butter in a separate small skillet over medium low. Add breadcrumbs and cook for 4-5 minutes, until breadcrumbs are golden brown and crunchy, stirring frequently.

  6. When the green beans are to your desired doneness, season with salt and pepper. (Go easy on the salt because the bacon will add salt as well.)

  7. Serve green beans sprinkled with the breadcrumbs and crumbled bacon.


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