Keto Southern Style Green Beans

May 9, 2019Laura

Today is our last full day here in Amsterdam. We leave tomorrow afternoon, so I’m up early this morning finishing up this blog post so I can enjoy the rest of the day. I’ve had such a great time, but am ready to get back home to my kitchen and cat. I’m going to start working on something when I’m back home that I’m really excited to share later on. It’s going to be an extra busy next few months for me! 

I didn’t plan on putting my green bean recipe on the blog. A few people on Instagram asked for the recipe, so I thought I would share since I love them so much! Green beans are my favorite vegetable. I have lots of memories picking them from my parents garden in Kentucky and breaking them with my grandma and mom. We would also can several jars of them to enjoy throughout the year.

I like to keep jars of my mom’s garden green beans in my pantry, but forgot to grab some the last time I visited home. The green beans in the produce section at the grocery just don’t cut it, so I use canned cut green beans when I don’t have fresh ones from the garden or have mom’s jarred ones on hand. I keep my green beans simple using only bacon, reserved bacon grease and a couple of spices. They’re full of flavor and always remind me of being back home. I make them at least once a week and even more during garden season. I included instructions for both canned and fresh beans below. If you give them a try, I hope you love them as much as I do.

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Keto Southern Style Green Beans

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 5
  • Calories 68

Ingredients

  • 3 14.5 oz cans cut green beans, undrained
  • 4 slices bacon
  • Reserved bacon grease
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • salt to taste

Method

Canned Green Beans:

  • 1)

    Cut bacon slices into bite size pieces. Add to large pot and cook until crispy. Place cooked bacon on paper towel lined plate and set aside.

  • 2)

    Add green beans and seasonings to pot with bacon grease. Stir together and bring to a boil.

  • 3)

    Boil on medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed. Be sure to stir occasionally so they don’t stick.

  • 4)

    Stir in chopped bacon and salt to taste.

Fresh Green Beans:

  • 1)

    Cut bacon slices into bite size pieces. Add to large pot and cook until crispy. Place cooked bacon on paper towel lined plate and set aside.

  • 2)

    Trim/break and wash 1 lb. of green beans. Add green beans and seasonings to pot with bacon grease.

  • 3)

    Cover with chicken broth or water and boil on medium heat for 1 hour or until beans are tender and liquid is almost absorbed. Stir in chopped bacon and salt to taste. 

Notes

Net carbs per serving: 4.4g

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