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Fresh Green Beans, One Way

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Level: Easy

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6

Description

Crisp little green beans prepared in a skillet with delicious ingredients. Absolutely, positively delicious, and I ain’t lyin’.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Green Beans
  • 2 Tablespoons Bacon Grease (can Substitute 1 Tablespoon Butter And 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • ½ cups Chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons (to 1 Teaspoon) Kosher Salt (can Substitute Regular Table Salt; Use 1/4 To 1/2 Teaspoon)
  • Ground Black Pepper To Taste

Preparation

Snap the stem ends of the green beans, or cut them off in a big bunch with a knife if you’d like. Just don’t tell Granny.

Melt bacon grease in a skillet over medium low heat. Add garlic and onions and cook for a minute. Then add green beans and cook for a minute until beans turn bright green.

Add the chicken broth, chopped red pepper, salt and black pepper. Turn heat to low and cover with a lid, leaving lid cracked to allow steam to escape. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until liquid evaporates and beans are fairly soft, yet still a bit crisp.

You can add more chicken broth during the cooking process, but don’t be afraid to let it all cook away so the onions and peppers can caramelize.

Have a wooden spoon handy to protect your fair share.

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bowmanh23 on 2.2.2013

This is a fantastic recipe! I can cook just about anything, except green beans. Normally they have no flavor by the time I get through with them. However, tonight my husand said, “These are the best green beans I ever had.” I concur! I don’t have Ree’s cookbooks, but I have been wanting them for a while. I told my husband that they were The Pioneer Woman’s recipe and that if he wanted me to cook more food like this, he had better buy me the cookbook!

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rosie90 on 1.1.2012

This was great. I used two 12 oz bags of frozen string beans and a whole can of the broth. Everyone loved it.

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Jenni on 10.30.2011

I love this recipe. Simple & totally delicious. Made them for my family & now they request them!!

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Renee Welton on 8.7.2011

These were wonderful! I used the bacon grease and they tasted almost as good the old fashioned salt pork and cook 3 hours recipes. Thank you!!!

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jenndk on 6.15.2011

Great green beans! I just used a small amount of olive oil for this… didn’t have any bacon grease and I’m not supposed to eat it right now anyhow, and only had veggie broth, but they came out delicious! I will make this again.

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