Green Beans the Old Fashioned Way

Total Time
1hr 15mins
10 mins
1 hr 5 mins

These flavorful beans can be made with fresh or frozen green beans.

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  1. Wash beans and snap them into 1 1/2" pieces, discarding ends.
  2. Cover with water and add salt and bacon grease.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Turn down to simmer and continue cooking for about an hour.
  5. Pour off water and add 2 T butter. Let sit with lid on for a minute for butter to melt, then toss beans a little to distribute butter.