Old-fashioned Country Beans

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Lennie

This recipe is marked as a Heritage Recipe in the 1991 book, The Black Family Reunion Cookbook, Recipes and Food Memories.

Top Review by ChefNikkiD

I used a 1 lb. bag of frozen green beans, 3 slices of bacon, 1/2 onion, 1/2 tsp. salt, 3 white potatoes quartered (we like potatoes) and a pinch of sugar. I forgot the cayenne pepper and this was still delicious. Next time, I'll follow the recipe to the letter for even better results. Thanks, Lennie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place bacon in large saucepan and cover with water; boil 20 minutes.
  2. Add green beans, onions, salt, sugar and cayenne; boil 15 minutes.
  3. Add potatoes; boil until potatoes are tender.

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