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Fresh Green Beans, One Way

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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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Linda Lou on 11.30.2019

It’s a winner!

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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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