Just 4 ingredients, turn green beans into a slow cooker side people go crazy for


Experience the comfort of Southern-style braised green beans with this simple and savory slow cooker recipe. Slowly simmered with smoky bacon, the sweet green beans turn perfectly tender, offering a delightful side dish that pairs beautifully with cornbread at a picnic or cozy meal.


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup cooked bacon, roughly chopped (approximately 1 pound before cooking)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small sweet onion, finely diced
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Vegetarian Alternative:

To adapt the recipe for vegetarian preferences, substitute 2 tablespoons smoked paprika in place of bacon and opt for vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.


  1. Begin by preparing the green beans. Wash them thoroughly and trim off the ends.
  2. In a slow cooker, combine the chicken broth, water, minced garlic, diced sweet onion, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add the prepared green beans to the slow cooker, making sure they are fully submerged in the liquid.
  4. Sprinkle the chopped cooked bacon evenly over the green beans.
  5. Cover the slow cooker with its lid and set it to cook on the low setting. Allow the green beans to cook for 6-8 hours, or until they become tender and flavorful. Stir occasionally if desired.
  6. Once the green beans are perfectly tender and infused with the smoky bacon flavor, they are ready to serve. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  7. Serve your Southern-style braised green beans as a delicious side dish alongside cornbread, or as part of your favorite Southern-inspired meal.


For a vegetarian alternative, follow the provided substitution for bacon and broth mentioned in the ingredients section.


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