Seasoned Flat Italian Green Beans Southern Style

Seasoned Flat Italian Green Beans Southern Style, flat  Italian green beans simmered on the stove in a pot of bacon fat, chicken broth, and seasoned with minced garlic, salt, and pepper and then finished off with a generous pat of butter.

Seasoned Italian Green Beans

Flat Italian green beans are a style of beans that are meatier, wider and like the name flat instead of round and this variety of green beans while picked young are stringless.   

With flat Italian green beans being meatier and wide in size, they do well cooking them on a slow simmer.  I used canned beans for this recipe, but fresh are equally delicious.  These cooked for about 2 hours on low heat.  This keeps them firm but soft and tender. 

Seasoned Italian Green Beans

We love these green beans served with most any meal and with Thanksgiving around the corner they will make the best side dish to go along with the turkey and dressing.  The best part is sprinkling the cooked bacon pieces over the top just before serving.

I hope you get to make some for your Thanksgiving meal.  Enjoy!




Yield: 10-12

Seasoned Flat Italian Green Beans Southern Style

Flat Italian green beans simmered on the stove in a pot of bacon fat, chicken broth, and seasoned with minced garlic, salt, and pepper and then finished off with a generous pat of butter.
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 hours and 15 mins

ingredients:


  • 4 slices bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces (or turkey bacon)
  • 4 (14.5) cut Italian green beans
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 cups chicken stock, fat free if desired (homemade or canned)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (optional)

instructions


  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, brown the bacon until slightly crispy. Remove bacon from skillet and reserve.
  2. Drain TWO cans of beans and pour into the pot with the bacon grease. Pour remaining cans of green beans in the pot.
  3. Add minced garlic, salt, and pepper, Pour chicken stock over the green beans and stir until all is mixed well.
  4. Cover pot with lid and simmer on medium-low for one hour stirring occasionally. Remove lid and simmer uncovered for an hour stirring occasionally. Remove the pot of green beans from the heat and add the two tablespoons of butter. Toss the green beans until thoroughly coated with the butter.
  5. Pour green beans into a serving dish and sprinkle with reserved crispy bacon pieces.



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