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Southern Green Beans
Southern Green Beans are packed with savory flavor.   Use this recipe when you need to make a quick and easy side dish to serve with barbecue or any meal.   Pairs well with a variety of mains. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for
  1. Empty green beans into a colander to drain. Rinse thoroughly under running water. Set aside.
  2. Fry bacon in a dutch oven or saucepan until crispy.
  3. Remove bacon. Remove grease from saucepan. Keep drippings (brown crispy pieces stuck to bottom).
  4. Add 2 tablespoons butter and onion. Stir constantly over low heat until onions are soft.
  5. Add rinsed green beans and water.
  6. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until water looks like soup. Do not stir to avoid breaking the tender green beans.
  7. Crumbled cooked/cooled bacon. Sprinkle over top of green beans.
  8. Serve hot.