Love country style green beans? Want to make them healthier? You are going to love this Country Style Best Green Bean Recipe that has all of the southern flavors without all the fat and calories.
Simple to Make Skinny Country Style Best Green Bean Recipe
Southern style green beans has always been one of my favorite sides dishes. This skinny version is just as delicious as my Granny’s, but a couple of tweaks here and there result in a delicious rendition much lower in fat and calories. I hope y’all love this side as much as I do!
Can I use frozen green beans?
I like to use fresh green beans in this recipe. I feel like it gives the best flavor and texture to the green beans, however, you can use frozen green beans if that is all that you have access to. Sometimes, especially in the off season, it can be hard to find affordable fresh green beans. When you are making frozen green beans in this recipe, you will want to check the cooking time because the texture and firmness are different with frozen vs fresh.
Can I use Turkey Bacon for This Easy Green Bean Recipe?
Nothing beats the taste of regular bacon. In this recipe, I am using real bacon because it gives the country style flavor. However, if you really wanted to use turkey bacon, you can. It will change the flavor slightly but the green beans will still taste amazing.
What to Serve with this Recipe
If you making these green beans, you will need something to go with it. I love how easy it is to make with so many different types of recipes. Here are a few recipes that I think will go great with this green bean recipe.
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- Low Carb Burger Bites Recipe
- Healthier Crispy Fried Chicken
- Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce with Video
- Three Cheese Lasagna Casserole
Ingredients for best fresh green bean recipe
- low sodium bacon
- fresh green beans
- olive oil
- yellow onion
- white vinegar
- salt and pepper
How to make easy fresh green bean recipe
Country Style Best Green Bean Recipe
- 2 slices center-cut low-sodium bacon baked and crumbled
- 1 pound fresh green beans ends trimmed and cut in half
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion sliced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- ½ teaspoon salt black pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, and place a cooling rack on top of the foil
- Lay the bacon strips on the rack, and bake until desired crispness, 10-15 minutes
- Prepare an ice bath by filling a large mixing bowl with ice cubes and water. Set aside
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. When the water comes to a boil, carefully drop the green beans into the water and boil for about 2-3 minutes. You want the beans to have a slight crunch and still be bright green
- If working in batches, remove the beans with a slotted spoon and transfer directly into the prepared ice bath. If not, simply drain the hot water and quickly transfer the beans to the ice bath
- Drain the green beans from the ice bath once they are cooled, and set aside in a colander to dry
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil, and the onions. Cook until the onions begin to become translucent, 4-6 minutes
- Add the minced garlic and drained green beans, and cook for 2-3 minutes, moving the beans around frequently
- In the last minute of cooking, add the vinegar, salt, black pepper, and bacon crumbles. Toss gently to combine