Real Southern Style Green Beans

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mother never just "opened a can" to make anything! She doctored everything to make it her own. These green beans are easy and even my husband eats them! Sometimes I add cut potatoes or turnips and let them simmer until soft.


  1. Cut bacon strips in half and brown, drain most but not all the fat.
  2. Add the onions and saute in a bit of the bacon fat until just soft.
  3. Add the green beans, mustard, brown sugar and garlic.
  4. Stir well
  5. Simmer on low for at least 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

I was craving comfort food and lazyme's picture looked too good`NOT to eat! Paired these green beans with Mashed Potatoes and Beef Patties in Onion Gravy for the ultimate comfort food meal. I love green beans with onion and bacon and thought these were a great variation on that. However, for me and my BF, these were a tad on the sweet side from the brown sugar. I liked the bite from the mustard however, so next time I think I will cut down the amount of brown sugar or do a comination of white and brown. They reminded me of a glaze I put on honey baked hams... and that's a good thing! Thanks for sharing!

atlfitgirl September 29, 2007

Delish! I've made Southern beans before with the bacon and onion, but have never added mustard before. It was a nice addition. Thanks Little Mommy for sharing your recipe.

lazyme September 26, 2007