Here’s an easy way to make that Southern classic – in the slow cooker. You just dump it all in the slow cooker and turn it on. Ok, you do need to stir them a couple times, but the effort is minimal. And since I use the packaged real crumbled bacon pieces, you get all that great smoky bacon flavor without having to cook bacon – or even better – without having to clean the kitchen after cooking bacon. 🙂 They’re perfect for special occasions and free up space on the cooktop. But they’re also easy enough to complement most any meal. Y’all enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 to 8
2 lbs fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
2 cups chicken broth
1 (2.8-ounce) package real bacon pieces (about 3/4 cup if making your own)
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
3 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Lightly spray the crock of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add the beans, chicken broth, onion, salt, pepper, and about 1/2 of the bacon.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or low to 6 to 8 – or until the beans are tender to your liking. Stir the beans a couple times during cooking.
- Serve topped with the remaining bacon pieces.