Slow Cooker Green Beans with Bacon and Potatoes is a delicious Southern style slow cooker side dish. Tender green beans seasoned with bacon, garlic, and onion makes the best crock pot green beans with bacon and potatoes recipe!
Slow Cooker Green Beans with Bacon and Potatoes
Green beans and bacon go together like peanut butter and jelly! Then add some potatoes and you have a Southern American classic recipe!
Growing up I ate this at my grandpa and Nana's place often. Their generation knew how to make simple recipes that tasted delicious!
This is a great recipe to bring to a back yard barbecue!
Can I use frozen green beans?
Sure! I prefer frozen to canned, and frozen does very well. No need to thaw first, just dump them in.
Will the green beans get soft?
That depends on how long you let them cook. The traditional way is to cook the green beans until they are very soft. That's how I've always had them.
However, if you want to, you can always cut back on the cook time if you prefer to have firmer green beans.
Can I make Slow Cooker Green Beans with Bacon and Potatoes using a different meat?
Yes! You can use ham, which is another traditional version of this Slow Cooker Green Beans and Potatoes recipe. Great way to use up leftover ham!
If you don't want to use pork, you can use smoked turkey wings or legs. They are super delicious and add more smoky flavor to this recipe.
What do I do with the extra liquid in the crock?
That's what we call "pot likker"! There is a lot of flavor in that liquid, so make sure each serving of the green beans gets a good amount. Drink it up!
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Slow Cooker Green Beans with Bacon and Potatoes is a delicious Southern style side dish. Tender green beans seasoned with bacon, garlic, and onion makes the best crock pot green beans recipe!
- 2 lbs Green Beans (fresh or frozen, ends trimmed)
- 1 sm Sweet Onion, sliced
- ½ lb Thick Cut Bacon* (cut in 1.5" pieces)
- 1 lb Potatoes (new or baby potatoes, or larger ones cut)
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt (or ¾ tsp table salt)
- ½ tsp Pepper
- 3 cups Chicken broth, low sodium
Add all of the ingredients to the crock and stir gently.
Cook on High for 3-4 hours, or Low for 6-7 hours.
Serve with some buttered cornbread.
*You can use ham or smoked turkey wings or legs in place of the bacon.
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