Southern Smothered Green Beans


Cook Time: 30 minsServings: 8
Grandma's recipe for the BEST Southern Smothered Green Beans that are more delicious than you can even imagine!


  1. Drain two cans of green beans. Do not drain the other two cans. Add the drained cans and the undrained cans to a large skillet. You want the liquid to be no deeper than 1.5 inches. Turn the skillet on and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium or medium-high. You want the water to boil but not so hard that it rips your yummy green beans apart.
  2. Stir in some sugar. Now let boil until the liquid has evaporated. Minimize stirring during this time. Once or twice will do the trick. It will take around 20 minutes, so you have time to do things around the kitchen, but don’t go too far. Once the water evaporates, the green beans start to sear, and you don’t want to miss that, or your green beans will burn!
  3. Stir in the oil of your choice and let green beans sear for a few minutes. Then stir in chopped bacon and almonds. Let it sear a couple more minutes. Turn off the heat and top with fried onions!

Recipe Notes:

Storage: Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave. Do not freeze.


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