When I was growing up I wasn’t too fond of vegetables. I much preferred fruit as I have a wicked sweet tooth.
But Grandmama Dottie was a true Southern lady. She had a magic touch. Everything she made seemed to taste better than anyone else’s. This was true with scrambled eggs and it was definitely true with green beans.
I was even known for getting Grandmama to make her green beans for any potluck I attended. They were always the first dish to vanish!
Before she passed away I realized I’d never learned her magic so I asked her to teach me. Although she loved the attention when she made them for me she knew I needed to learn for myself. Now Jackson is grateful that she taught me!
The recipe is embarrassingly easy:
Bacon (duh, it’s a Southern dish!)
Really, it’s all to your preference as to how much of each but I typically use 2 slices of thick bacon – cut up into bite sized pieces and cook about 5 minutes then add about 1/2 cup of diced onions. When the onions are translucent and smell amazing, add 2 cans of green beans (including the juice) and salt and pepper to taste. I like to have leftovers as my almost-one-year-old would eat these at every meal if we’d let her!
I hope you love them as much as we do!