Home » SIDE DISHES » Best Slow Cooker Green Beans with Bacon (Southern-Style)

Best Slow Cooker Green Beans with Bacon (Southern-Style)

Slow Cooker Green Beans – super tender, loaded with flavor Southern-style green bean recipe with bacon, crispy onions and lots of seasonings.

Super tender, loaded with flavor Southern-style green bean recipe with  bacon, crispy onions and lots of seasonings. #mustlovehomecooking #slowcookerrecipes #greenbeanrecipe

SLOW COOKER GREEN BEANS WITH BACON (SOUTHERN STYLE)

I’m always up for eating some home cooked southern vegetables. Especially when they contain bacon and are super simple to make.

Chances are you’ve visited a barbecue joint or Southern kitchen where soft, slow cooked green beans were offered as a side. This slow cooker recipe makes that style of flavorful southern-style green beans, packed in a sauce you’ll want to sop up with your cornbread.

When I lived in the South, long before instant pots and air fryers, slow cooking was the norm. My friend Barb, a feisty woman who’d been making huge family-style meals for over 40 years once told me “good cooking just takes time”. While there are still days we’ll want to put in that extra effort (holidays, special occasions), now the same good southern flavors can be created with a lot less effort.

Super tender, loaded with flavor Southern-style green bean recipe with bacon, crispy onions and lots of seasonings. #mustlovehomecooking #slowcookerrecipes #greenbeanrecipe

Green Beans contain lots of natural moisture so they can slow cook without any added liquid. What moisture that seeps out during cooking combines with the fried onions and spices, making a tasty sauce to coat the finished beans.

Ingredients to Make Slow Cooker Green Beans

  • Green Beans – fresh or frozen whole green beans are recommended for this recipe.
  • Bacon – use pre-cooked bacon or real bacon crumbles to save time and cleanup.
  • Onion Powder – a commonly used seasoning of dehydrated ground onion, that adds a subtle nutty flavor.
  • Garlic Powder – seasoning made from ground, dehydrated garlic. I prefer garlic powder for this recipe because it blends easily into the sauce.
  • Paprika – an essential for Southern cooking!
  • French Fried Onions – the delicious crispy onions that are packed in a bag or can. They’ll break down during cooking to thicken the sauce.
Super tender, loaded with flavor Southern-style green bean recipe with bacon, crispy onions and lots of seasonings. #mustlovehomecooking #slowcookerrecipes #greenbeanrecipe

More Green Bean Recipe Ideas

Super tender, loaded with flavor Southern-style green bean recipe with bacon, crispy onions and lots of seasonings. #mustlovehomecooking #slowcookerrecipes #greenbeanrecipe
Print PIN
5 from 1 vote

Slow Cooker Green Beans with Bacon

Super tender, loaded with flavor Southern-style green bean recipe with bacon, crispy onions and lots of seasonings.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 132kcal

Click highlighted ingredients to buy them!

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled
  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup french fried onions

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towel-lined plate. Chop into pea-size pieces and set aside.
  • Into the bottom of slow cooker insert add the green beans, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, french fried onions and bacon pieces. Stir to combine.
  • Set slow cooker to Low for 5 -6 hours or High for 2 – 3 hours and cook until green beans are soft and tender.
  • Remove to a serving plate and garnish with additional bacon and fried onions. Serve hot.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 906IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg

© Copyright Christine Mello for Must Love Home. We would love for you to share a link to this recipe but please do not copy/paste the recipe instructions to websites or social media. We are happy for you to share a photo with a link back to this website instead.

Did you make this recipe?Mention @mustlovehome or tag #mustlovehomecooking!
Super tender, loaded with flavor Southern-style green bean recipe with bacon, crispy onions and lots of seasonings. #mustlovehomecooking #slowcookerrecipes #greenbeanrecipe

If you made this recipe, please leave a comment and rating. I would appreciate the chance to troubleshoot any issues you might have had before you leave the rating!

Don't Miss A Thing! Follow Must Love Home on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram for more great recipe ideas!

If you made this recipe, please leave a comment and rating below. I would appreciate the chance to troubleshoot any issues you might have had before you leave the rating!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*