Southern Green Beans - A Recipe and Easter Story
Recipe type: Side Dish - Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Green beans that are full of flavor and Southern charm!
  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 4 teaspoons of beef bouillon (I like Herbox - it's sodium free!)
  • 4 cups of water or 3 cups of water and 1 cup of dry white wine
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4-6 slices of uncooked bacon or turkey bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • Couple of glugs of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of each: garlic, paprika, pepper, red pepper flakes (if you like some heat!)
  1. Wash and chop off the stem of the green beans.
  2. Place a pot or dutch oven on the stove and warm to medium heat.
  3. Take the oil and pour it around the pan.
  4. Add the bacon and cook until crispy, then add the onions and spices and cook until golden brown.
  5. Add the water (or water & wine mixture), beef bouillon, and green beans.
  6. Stir and cook on low heat for one hour so all the flavors meld together.
Recipe by Inner Child Fun at