Southern Green Beans

This is a great recipe from George Stella’s Low-Carb Essentials cookbook. It has 145 Calories, 9.5 g Fat, 6 g Protein, 5.5 g Net Carbs.  Serves:  4.  It is one my favorite green bean recipes.


  • 4 strips bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1-1/2 pounds green beans, ends snapped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt (or salt substitute)


  1. ADD bacon to a medium pot over medium high heat.
  2. SAUTE bacon until nearly crisp.  Add onion and continuing sauteing until bacon is crisp and onion is translucent.
  3. ADD all remaining ingredients to the pot and stir.
  4. BRING up to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and cover.
  5. LET simmer for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.  Beans should be extremely tender.
  6. SEASON with salt to taste before serving.

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