Slow-Cooked Fresh Green Beans with Bacon, Onion, and Red Potatoes Recipe -
Slow-Cooked Fresh Green Beans with Bacon, Onion, and Red Potatoes Recipe

Slow-Cooked Fresh Green Beans with Bacon, Onion, and Red Potatoes

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"Nothing better than fresh seasonal ingredients, slow-cooked until they are melt-in-your-mouth tender."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 50 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large Dutch oven and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon slices to a plate lined with paper towels, reserving some of the drippings in the Dutch oven.
  2. Stir onion in reserved drippings; cook and stir until browned, about 10 minutes. Stir garlic into the onion; cook until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour broth into the Dutch oven; add green beans. Chop bacon and add to the Dutch oven.
  3. Bring the broth to a boil, reduce heat to low, and place a cover on the Dutch oven. Simmer the green bean mixture until the beans are tender, about 1 hour. Add potatoes; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes more.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • To save time, I use kitchen shears to cut the bacon into smaller pieces as it cooks along with the onion.
  • I also use butcher shop bacon and organic broth to avoid preservatives.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 24, 2013

I am from Texas and love fresh green beans and red potatoes. I did this dish for Christmas dinner instead of the traditional green bean casserole. It was a hit! I'll be making this more often for sure.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 12, 2014

This was good and I will make it again. Today I only had gold potatoes and that's what I used. Next time I will only put a small amount of garlic in this recipe. This was way too garlicky for me but my husband seemed to like it that way.

Apr 19, 2014

I was thrilled when I found this old fashioned green bean recipe. I've never cooked fresh green beans before and I made the beans without the potatoes for Easter dinner. They have so much flavor from the bacon and garlic. This is a keeper!

Jul 10, 2014

These were Amazing! Will Make again! Mine actually cooked longer on low cause I forgot about them! still turned out great!! This MAKES A lot!! This could feed 10-12 easy, next time I will Halve the recipe.

Aug 20, 2014

I came upon this recipe and enhanced it a bit! We LOVE garlic so I actually used about 6 cloves of garlic. I only had a quarter of a yellow onion so I used that with a shallot. I used a bag of the fancy fingerling potatoes (with the purple and red potatoes) and had a carton of portabello buttons. I added the mushrooms with the potatoes at the end. Oh and I used almost a pound of bacon (the kids kept swiping it) and added a bay leaf and some Emeril's seasoning. Very flavorful and yummy!

Dec 14, 2014

I love this recipe. Green beans and potatoes have always been my favorite vegetable combination. I've always cooked the green beans with bacon in a slow cooker but I was looking for something a little quicker but just as tasty. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 26, 2014

I love, love, this recipe and so does my family. Ironically I've been cooking it long before I saw this one. I make it a few times a month at minimum. But, I have a few quick tips for those who need to get it done a little faster. First, I use frozen green beans, the are just as healthy and good. Also I use prediced onion from my grocery produce section or frozen onions. There is also something known as season blend vegetables that I sometimes use. Next, I use ready made bacon which I slice in bite size pieces. I get the full bacon flavor without all of the excess fat & no salt chicken stock so I can control the sodium amounts. You can also use canned potatoes or if you're not a fan use mini red or yellow potatoes.


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  • Calories
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 756 mg
  • 30%

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

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