Country Green Beans

Country Green Beans

Time: 1 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans green beans (with juice, or 1 lb fresh green beans with enough water to just cover)
  • 2 -4 slices bacon, ripped into natural pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper sauce (Texas Pete, tabasco vinegar)
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon salt (or to desired taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup white onion (optional)


  • 1 Grab a good sized pot.
  • 2 Set the heat on the stove to medium high.
  • 3 Cook the bacon in the pot until brown, but not crunchy (include onion in this step cooked until translucent if desired).
  • 4 Add canned beans with juice to pot, making sure to stir the bacon and its juices into liquid.
  • 5 Add pepper sauce, salt, and pepper to pot.
  • 6 Leave on medium-high heat, uncovered, until beans and liquid come to a slight boil.
  • 7 When a boil is achieved, stir, turn the heat down to medium-low and cover (adjust the heat so the beans are just about boiling with the cover on but not boiling out of the pot).
  • 8 Cook for 1 hour, stirring every 10-20 minutes.
  • 9 Add more spices if desired (take a taste test every now and then).
  • 10 For fresh beans, before cooking as directed above, boil beans in enough water to cover 1 teaspoon salt for 5 minutes (I feel this helps get rid of the strange taste some fresh green beans have).
  • 11 Drain.
  • 12 Add fresh green beans to recipe as indicated, but add enough water to cover once more.
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