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keto old fashioned southern green beans

Keto Old Fashioned Southern Green Beans

  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


These old fashioned southern green beans are the perfect side dish to any dinner.



1 lb. fresh green beans

2 slices hickory smoked bacon, cut into medium pieces

1 onion, diced small (nearly minced but not that small)

1/4 tsp salt, or to taste

1/8 tsp pepper, or to taste


In a wide skillet, bring 1 inch of water to a boil

Add bacon and onions, boil for 4-5 minutes

Add green beans, salt, and pepper.

Stir to combine, reduce heat to medium

Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes being careful not to let the water run out


The 1 inch of water should be enough, if the water runs out, add 1/4 cup at a time until a creaminess develops.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: North American

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