Southern Style Green Beans. Southern-Style Green Beans are cooked long and slow until melt in your mouth tender. I'm always in for a home-cooked southern vegetable. A whole plate of them is best.
I was raised on string beans and this southern green beans recipe is a favorite with my family. I love that it's so easy, yet full of flavor. Now I won't even lie, I usually only fix. You can have Southern Style Green Beans using 8 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Southern Style Green Beans
- It’s 4 cans of green beans.
- You need 1 of smoked Turkey leg.
- It’s 3 of chicken bouillon cubes.
- Prepare 2 of Tblsp bacon grease.
- It’s 1 of Tblsp butter.
- Prepare 3 of bay leaves.
- Prepare 1 tsp of garlic salt.
- Prepare 1 tsp of black pepper.
These “southern style” green beans are a tradition in many homes and are always at covered dish suppers and church picnics. I must admit, this is not how I cook green beans most of the time. I tend to roast or sautee them because my family likes them a little bit crispy. Southern Green Beans are slow cooked string beans combined with onion, garlic and crisp bacon.
Southern Style Green Beans instructions
- Open canned beans and place into a pot and put heat on medium high.
- Add turkey leg and bring to a boil.
- Add the bouillon, bay leaves, bacon grease and butter and stir.
- While still boiling add garlic salt and black pepper then to a low simmer for 2 hours stirring occasionally and your done !! ENJOY 🥰💋💋💋.
- You can double the recipe or add garlic or onion and saute first which I normally do but did not have them on hand this time 💋.
The end result is heavenly with scrumptious tender melt These are not to be confused with northern style green beans which are cooked crisp tender, sometimes with crispy bacon or with just a little bit. NOTE: EVERY pot of green beans is not always identical. It depends on your type of bacon, the hotness of your onion and your choice of seasoning. Southern Style Green Beans are made with fresh green beans cooked low and slow flavored with salty bacon. This traditional southern side is served on just about every table in the south!