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Southern Style Green Beans


  • 4 slices bacon,, diced

  • 2 pounds green beans ends snapped off and longer beans snapped in half

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon butter, optional


Brown and crisp bacon in a large pot. Remove bacon from pot and reserve.

Add green beans to pot along with all remaining ingredients, except butter.

Bring to a boil and then turn heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Drain beans and add butter if using. Check beans for seasoning and add extra salt and pepper to taste. I like lots of black pepper. Sprinkle with bacon and toss to distribute the bacon and butter.