Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is the recipe for the authentic green beans my Grandmother made and passed down through the generations! You will have to reserve some bacon grease next time you fry bacon, because there is no substitute for the flavor it gives green beans! Bon appetit, Y'all!
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans green beans
- 2 tablespoons reserved bacon grease
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Place green beans, bacon grease, oil, garlic salt and pepper in a medium pot.
- Cook on high until boiling.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 1/2 hour.
Bacon grease and green beans - how can it miss? We don't eat green beans from a can so I used fresh. For the liquid, I used about 1/4 cup of vegetable stock. Simmering for 1/2 hour made the green beans tender crisp - which is just how we like them! Yum! Thanks for posting! Made for PAC - Spring 2009
Good beginning, but...as a Southern mom, daughter, granddaughter, add a little onion and especially sugar! Can't ever remember a family reunion without green beans! Could always tell newcomers to the family(non-southerners) because that was their first question, "Could I get this green bean recipe?"
You can use canned greens but make sure you pour off the salty water from the can & add water to the beans 3 or 4 times to get rid of the can taste
add your bacon along with the bacon grease, crushed peppers & a little garlic. Add your green beans with a little water or broth, about 1/4 cup. Simmer about 20 minutes. Delicious!! I do this if I am short of time or unable to get fresh green beans.