Green Beans, Southern Style!

Total Time
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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place green beans, bacon grease, oil, garlic salt and pepper in a medium pot.
  2. Cook on high until boiling.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 1/2 hour.
Most Helpful

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

CharJoyLet March 27, 2009

Good beginning, 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?"

Outgrowncooking January 22, 2013

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.

jean_dudley2003_12943622 November 15, 2010