Slow Cooker Southern Style Greens Beans

Here is a great way to enjoy this Southern classic green bean dish! It is one of my favorite side dishes growing up. My dad used to make these green beans regularly, but with real bacon and a whole lot of onion. He simmered it in a large skillet for 1 1/2 to 2 hours and let the flavors meld together. So delicious! I decided to use the slow cooker so I could just fix it and forget it. Either way works perfectly!

It only takes a short amount of time to prepare and a handful ingredients you may already have at home. Just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker and you will have tender, delicious green beans with tons of flavor. This makes a wonderful side dish that frees up precious stove top space when making multiple dishes during the holidays. Enjoy!

Southern Style Green Beans

1 ½ lbs Fresh Green Beans (12 Greens)
cup chopped onion (5 Condiments)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (1 Condiment)
8 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled *
1 ½ cups chicken broth (1 ½ Condiments)
¼ tsp black pepper (½ Condiment)

Wash green beans, cut off the ends, and cut into 1 ½ inch pieces . Add green beans to the slow cooker.
Add 2 to 3 tbsp of chicken broth or water to a small non-stick skillet over medium heat and add onions. Saute for about 5 minutes or until onion is transparent, stirring frequently.
Add onion to slow cooker along with garlic powder, turkey bacon, broth, and pepper to the slow cooker stirring until combined.
Cover and cook on high for 3 hours to 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours, stirring halfway through.

Makes 4 Servings
Each serving provides
3 Greens, 2 Condiments and 1 oz of protein

* Subtract 1 oz of protein from each serving to account for the turkey bacon
For example, instead of having 6 oz of chicken breast, you will have 5 oz of chicken breasts.

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