Easy Homestyle Green Beans Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Homestyle Green Beans Recipe
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Easy Homestyle Green Beans

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"Homestyle green beans like grandma used to make. Right out of a can, fool anyone even grandma."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat, and add the bacon pieces. Fry for a few minutes, then add the onions. Cook and stir until the onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Pour in the green beans, and crumble in the bouillon cube. Stir to blend, then simmer for about 15 minutes. If you wish to simmer longer, add more water to keep the beans from scorching.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 21, 2006

FAB! I have made green beans like the this forever. The only thing I do differently is I rinse my beans a couple of times and it helps get the taste of the can away from them..They are really, really good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 10, 2012

Used fresh haricots verts rather than canned green beans and shallot rather than onion. Boiled the haricots verts about 5 minutes, then immediately transferred them to an ice bath. Meantime, I sauteed the bacon, shallots and some minced garlic, then added the haricots verts just long enough to heat them through. Didn't use the bouillon.

Oct 26, 2006

This is my recipe so of course I am going to give it a 5. I have noticed some people saying that it was to salty. If you are going to cook the beans for more than 20 minutes try using salt free green beans or add water throughout the cooking process. These are "easy" homestlye green beans. The recipe I submitted was for a great side in little time. You can cook them for hours you will just need more beans, water, boullion and be sure to taste them throughout the cooking process.

Jun 25, 2006

I grew up with snapping beans and all....I use the crockpot....and simmer all day....I also add potatoes to the ingredients....lots of onions and bacon..brings back memories of the farm...:)

Nov 15, 2005

I substituted chopped ham for the bacon. I let the ham, and onions simmer a while in the liquid from the beans with the bouillion. When the onions were cooked then I added the green beans.

Oct 15, 2009

Always rinse your cans of green beans! It takes out the can-y taste.

Dec 12, 2007

These were very quick and easy to make and tasted great! I used fresh beans instead of canned.

May 30, 2005

These are good. I doctor these up with a touch of bacon fat, salt, pepper and garlic and/or garlic powder. Let simmer a good while for best taste.


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  • Calories
  • 62 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 746 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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