Country Green Beans with Bacon

Recipe by chefdonatella
READY IN: 1hr 10mins


  • 2
    (14 1/2 ounce) cans green beans (with juice, or 1 lb fresh green beans with enough water to just cover)
  • 2 -4
    slices bacon, ripped into natural pieces
  • 12
    tablespoon pepper sauce (Texas Pete, tabasco vinegar)
  • 12 - 1
    tablespoon salt (or to desired taste)
  • 12
  • 14
    cup white onion (optional)


  • Grab a good sized pot.
  • Set the heat on the stove to medium high.
  • Cook the bacon in the pot until brown, but not crunchy (include onion in this step cooked until translucent if desired).
  • Add canned beans with juice to pot, making sure to stir the bacon and its juices into liquid.
  • Add pepper sauce, salt, and pepper to pot.
  • Leave on medium-high heat, uncovered, until beans and liquid come to a slight boil.
  • When a boil is achieved, stir, turn the heat down to medium-low and cover (adjust the heat so the beans are just about boiling with the cover on but not boiling out of the pot).
  • Cook for 1 hour, stirring every 10-20 minutes.
  • Add more spices if desired (take a taste test every now and then).
  • For fresh beans, before cooking as directed above, boil beans in enough water to cover + 1 teaspoon salt for 5 minutes (I feel this helps get rid of the strange taste some fresh green beans have).
  • Drain.
  • Add fresh green beans to recipe as indicated, but add enough water to cover once more.