Long-cooked green beans
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Long Cooked Green Beans with Onions & Bacon

A great way to use frozen green beans, this is a comforting, delicious side dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Jami Boys


  • 2 slices bacon chopped
  • 1/2 large onion chopped
  • ¾ to 1 pound frozen green beans or 1 quart bag
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Optional Ingredients:**

  • 1 sweet red pepper chopped
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Cook bacon in a large saucepan or deep skillet over med-high heat until almost cooked; add onion and cook another minute.
  • Add frozen green beans, chicken broth, and seasonings. Cover and bring to a boil, lower heat to med-low and cook, covered, for 15 minutes or until desired doneness.
  • Optional: Remove cover & raise heat to medium to evaporate some of the liquid (I don't usually bother).


**It's easy to change this recipe up by adding different vegetables like peppers, adding garlic and omitting bacon.


Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1037IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg