Southern-Style Green Beans

Give your beans that back-burner, slow-simmered flavor without the long wait!

 
Prep
5 min.
Cook
15 min.
Serves
4-6
Directions
  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels reserving 1 Tbsp. bacon grease; crumble and set aside.
  2. Cook onion in bacon grease over medium-high heat in same pan 3 to 4 minutes or until edges are browned. Add beans, sugar and bacon.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes to thicken sauce slightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.

VARIATIONS: Prepare recipe as directed, except:
Southern-Style Green Beans with Sausage - Substitute 2 oz. diced smoked sausage for bacon in Step 1 and use 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil instead of bacon grease in Step 2.
Southern-Style Green Beans with Potatoes - Add 1 can (14.5 oz.) Del Monte® Diced New Potatoes, drained, with the beans in Step 2.

NOTE: Recipe can be doubled.

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Ingredients

4 strips bacon or 1/2 cup diced ham
1 cup sliced onion
1 can (28 oz.) Allens® Cut Italian Green Beans, not drained
1 Tbsp. sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Prep
    5 min.
  • Cook
    15 min.
  • Serves
    4-6
Ingredients

4 strips bacon or 1/2 cup diced ham
1 cup sliced onion
1 can (28 oz.) Allens® Cut Italian Green Beans, not drained
1 Tbsp. sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions
  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels reserving 1 Tbsp. bacon grease; crumble and set aside.
  2. Cook onion in bacon grease over medium-high heat in same pan 3 to 4 minutes or until edges are browned. Add beans, sugar and bacon.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes to thicken sauce slightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.

VARIATIONS: Prepare recipe as directed, except:
Southern-Style Green Beans with Sausage - Substitute 2 oz. diced smoked sausage for bacon in Step 1 and use 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil instead of bacon grease in Step 2.
Southern-Style Green Beans with Potatoes - Add 1 can (14.5 oz.) Del Monte® Diced New Potatoes, drained, with the beans in Step 2.

NOTE: Recipe can be doubled.

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