Southern Style Green Beans and Red Potatoes

Southern Style Green Beans and Red Potatoes

I can't wait for dinner tonight!!! I want fresh green beans like my grandmother used to make!!!


  • 1 cup of fresh green beans
  • 1 quart of red potatoes or 4 potatoes cut into quarters
  • 1/4 of an onion, chopped
  • 1 chicken or beef broth cube
  • Three pieces of bacon
  • 1 teaspoon Pampered Chef garlic herb spice (optional) or 1/4 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups of water (or enough to cover the beans and potatoes)

A hearty bowl of Southern Style Green Beans and Red Potatoes, garnished with crispy bacon pieces


  1. Prepare Ingredients:
    • Begin by chopping the onion and cutting the red potatoes into quarters.
  2. Cook the Bacon and Onions:
    • Fry the bacon in a large pot until it’s crispy. Remove and set aside.
    • In the same pot, sauté the chopped onions in the bacon grease until they are translucent.
  3. Add Remaining Ingredients:
    • Add the fresh green beans, quartered red potatoes, chicken or beef broth cube, garlic herb spice (if using), pepper, and salt to the pot.
    • Pour in enough water to cover the beans and potatoes.
  4. Simmer:
    • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
    • Let it cook for at least an hour, stirring occasionally. For an even richer flavor, let it simmer longer.
  5. Finish and Serve:
    • Crumble the cooked bacon and sprinkle it over the top before serving.
    • Enjoy this hearty Southern-style dish!

Serving Suggestions:

Serve these Southern Style Green Beans and Red Potatoes alongside grilled meats, cornbread, or a fresh garden salad for a complete, satisfying meal.

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