Jules' Braised Beans Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Jules' Braised Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Jules' Braised Beans

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"I created this recipe after tasting some divine braised greens at a wonderful soul food restaurant in Kansas City. I wanted to recreate the flavor at home. This is recipe is wonderful with fresh greens or frozen or fresh green beans. Even picky eaters devour these with their slightly smoky, slightly sweet, slightly tangy flavor. My family gobbles them up! Try this recipe with 3 to 4 bunches of greens instead of green beans, too."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir bacon in hot oil until browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Add onion; cook and stir until the onion is tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir vinegar, sugar, and garlic into the bacon and onion mixture; season with salt and pepper. Pour chicken stock over the mixture and stir; bring to a simmer and cook until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the green beans and toss to coat. Cover the pot and let the green beans simmer until tender, about 10 minutes more.
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Sep 02, 2012

I used far more bacon, but only because I started cooking without the recipe in front of me. I would not call that a mistake because it turned out delicious. Also, I did not use olive oil as I had plenty of fat to use with the rendering of the bacon. Beautiful balance of sweetness with the vinegar, but for my taste I might increase the vinegar-to-sugar ratio next time. All in all, a terrific variation on a delicious greens recipe. Next time, I will give it a go with collards! Thanks, Jules!

Aug 13, 2012

Very good! I didn't have cider vinegar, so used white. Also more bacon!


7 Ratings

Feb 25, 2014

My family loved these. We halved the recipe (only 3 of us) and it turned out great. No changes necessary!

Jan 02, 2014

Made these for for New Year's Day and they were a HUGE hit with my family! I had already cooked bacon on hand so I crumbled it and sauteed with the olive oil and onions. I used fresh grean beans and they turned out so tender and delicious. I will definitely be making these again.

Oct 13, 2013

I didn't have fresh green beans and their weren't any at the store so I used frozen green beans. I didn't need as much liquid but they turned out wonderful.


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  • Calories
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 306 mg
  • 12%

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

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