Fresh Green Beans Seasoned With Onion and Bacon are commonly called "Snap Beans". They are generously seasoned with yellow onion and fried bacon.
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Fresh vegetables are always the best. Frozen or canned vegetables are great in a pinch, but trust, there is nothing like cooking from scratch.
I bet this recipe brings back so many memories for you all as is does for me. I remember helping my grandmother snap these beans as a child. The simple things were so much fun back then. As long as I was spending time with my grandmother nothing else mattered.
By the way, they are often called "snap beans" because they actually snap apart.
When you snap these beans you will actually hear a snapping sound. You can cook them whole and just remove the stem or you can actually snap a small piece of the end of each side of the bean off prior to cooking it.
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Ingredients needed to make the Green Beans:
Steps to make the Green Beans:
Start with snapping the ends off of the green beans. If you want shorter green beans, snap them in half. Rinse the green beans thoroughly and drain the residual water.
While you are snapping the beans, cut your bacon into smaller pieces and fry the bacon until it is brown. Reserve the bacon drippings.
Place the beans in a pot and add about two cups of water. Add the bacon drippings to the water. Then add diced onion, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
Cover the beans and cook them for about 45 minutes until they soften. Remove them from the heat, serve and enjoy!
For this recipe, we didn't overdo it on the season to preserve the fresh taste of the beans. The seasoning used and the flavor from the bacon is all that you need!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Store them in an airtight container for up to four days.
I recommend only eating the green beans fresh for the best flavor.
Salt pork is another great option for seasoning.
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- Snap the tips off of the green beans.
- While preparing the green beans, fry the bacon. Cut the bacon into smaller pieces and fry the bacon until it is brown. Reserve the bacon drippings.
- Rinse the green beans and drain the water. Then add them to a medium-sized pot with two cups of water.
- Season the green beans with diced onion, onion powder, pepper, salt, reserved bacon drippings, and stir.
- Cover and cook for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once the green beans soften remove them from the heat and serve.