Slow Cooker Southern Green Beans
Updated: Feb 3, 2021
This is my all time favorite way to eat green beans. They are soft, buttery, bacon-y, and remind me of home. They are easy to make, but do require a bit of time, so instead of doing this on the stove I use the slow cooker.
This is one of the only ways I eat green beans. I've never been a huge crispy almond green bean type, which is probably due to being raised in the south (Though open to suggestions 🤗). I also think that green beans are sadly an underused vegetable. This could be in part due to the preparation of trimming each bean, so usually I buy pre-trimmed beans if I'm short for time.
I usually make this with potato salad or mac and cheese and a steak or pork chop, but you can pair it with almost anything. If you love this recipe, share it! Drop a comment below, follow on Facebook or Instagram, and Pinterest. Enjoy!
2 lbs green beans, trimmed and halved cross-wise
1 white onion, diced
5 slices thick cut bacon
2 cups chicken stock
1 tsp Lawry's seasoned salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbs butter
Cook your bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy
Set aside cooked bacon on towel-lined paper plate
Crumble bacon into bite sized pieces
Transfer grease to crock pot and add onion, green beans, 1/2 of bacon, chicken stock, seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes
Cook in slow cooker on high heat for about 4 hours until soft, stirring occasionally
Remove lid and add remaining bacon and butter
Serve with your favorite protein and enjoy!