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Southern Slow Cooked Green Beans with Bacon

Makes 6 servings


  • 1 lb green beans trimmed and halved
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, add 6 slices of bacon and cook until crisp.
  • Remove to a paper towel lined plate. Let cool, then chop.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup bacon drippings in the skillet then pour out the rest.
  • Add diced onions to the reserved drippings in the skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook until softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Add green beans and stir then pour in chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil and then turn heat to low.
  • Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the lid, add brown sugar, chopped bacon, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir well and serve warm.