Southern Green Beans And Potatoes

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Green beans and potatoes made southern style smothered with bacon, onion and garlic for the perfect side dish.

Green beans and potatoes

Looking to bring a taste of the South to your dinner table? Look no further than this step-by-step guide on how to make green beans and potatoes. This classic dish is a delicious and comforting addition to any meal.

I will walk you through each stage of the cooking process, ensuring that you achieve perfectly tender green beans and flavorful, buttery potatoes.

The secret to making this dish truly southern lies in the slow cooking method or smothering, which allows the flavors to meld together and creates a truly unforgettable taste. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, our easy-to-follow instructions will ensure that you create a dish that is bursting with Southern charm.

So, get ready to fill your home with the enticing aroma of Southern green beans and potatoes, and bring a taste of the South to your next family gathering or meal. Let’s get cooking!

How To Make Green Beans And Potatoes

Ingredients needed

  • Fresh green beans
  • Potatoes
  • Bacon
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt & black pepper

Helpful tip before starting

The broth will become thicker as the green beans and potatoes cook. This will only add to the great flavor off the is dish. But, you must keep an eye on the heat. If it’s too hot, as the broth thickens it can easily burn at the bottom. Occasionally stirring and checking in on the pot is highly recommended.

Green beans and potatoes

Making the green beans and potatoes

  1. First, prep all the ingredients. Then, chop up the bacon and cook the bacon in a pot. Leave all the bacon fat in the dish when you remove the cooked bacon.
  2. Now, add in the onion and garlic. Have the heat around medium high so it’s not too hot. Season with salt and pepper as you go.
  3. Once the onions and garlic have brown and are fragrant add in the flour and mix in with the ingredients.
  4. Next, pour in the chicken broth. Then add in the chopped potatoes and green beans over the top.
  5. Lower the heat to medium to medium low and cover with a lid. The green beans and potatoes will slowly cook for 20-30 minutes but come back and give them a stir and check the heat about every 5 minutes or so.
  6. When the potatoes are tender the recipe is finished. Lastly, add bacon back in and taste for salt and pepper before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Best potatoes to use

I highly recommend the buttery potatoes like baby Yukons or chopped red potatoes for this recipe.

Can I use canned green beans?

No, for this recipe fresh green beans are best because canned green beans are already cooked.

What to serve with green beans and potatoes?

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Green beans and potatoes

Green Beans And Potatoes

Green beans and potatoes made southern style smothered with bacon, onion and garlic for the perfect side dish.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 12 ounce bag of fresh green beans
  • 1.5 pound baby Yukon or red potatoes
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.5 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, prep all the ingredients. Then, chop up the bacon and cook the bacon in a pot. Leave all the bacon fat in the dish when you remove the cooked bacon. 
  • Now, add in the onion and garlic. Have the heat around medium high so it's not too hot. Season with salt and pepper as you go.
  • Once the onions and garlic have brown and are fragrant add in the flour and mix in with the ingredients.
  • Next, pour in the chicken broth. Then add in the chopped potatoes and green beans over the top.
  • Lower the heat to medium to medium low and cover with a lid. The green beans and potatoes will slowly cook for 20-30 minutes but come back and give them a stir and check the heat about every 5 minutes or so.
  • When the potatoes are tender the recipe is finished. Lastly, add bacon back in and taste for salt and pepper before serving.
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