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I was so excited to see this posted. This is how my grandmother used to make green beans. I made this for my family and boy oh boy, what a delight. I left off the red pepper flakes because my kids can't take the heat. But I am sure that would be good to try. Thanks. This really made me so happy.

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jerri822 August 02, 2002

EXACTLY how my grandma made hers too! I love these I am glad someone posted this also because I had forgotten them and I always loved these! thank you:)

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Donna August 05, 2002

I would add that right before you serve them you drain, add ghee and let them sort of fry in the butter for a moment or two. My father liked them almost burned. True southern style is to use the wide beans.

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Mara E. October 04, 2015

Wonderful flavor! I cooked my bacon and onion together and used frozen beans. I'll do this again with fresh beans since this was a bit too mushy for my husband to enjoy. I'd agree the texture could be improved but I loved the flavor of this. Thanks for sharing a great comfort food recipe.

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Queen Roachie January 04, 2014

I make it over and over again! I don't really want to share!

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Milakaa August 19, 2011

Great southern beans. Simple and tasty. Thanks greyghost for a nice keeper. Made for All You Can Cook Buffet special.

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lazyme August 14, 2011

OMG these are the BEST green beans ever. I loved the bacon slow cooked with the beans. So good and your right, they do melt in your mouth. So good. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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mommyoffour August 13, 2011

I make my beans with a T of bacon fat... (always have jar handy!) and S&P to taste. These are great!

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The Best Southern Green Beans