Southern Green Beans
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Buttery, southern-style green beans cooked with parsley and pork.
Serves: 4
  • 3 lbs fresh green beans
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp season salt
  • 3 strips of bacon
  • 8 cups of water
  1. Trim the ends off your green beans.
  2. Place them in a large pot and add the butter, parsley, season salt, and bacon.
  3. Cover with 8 cups of water and simmer on medium high heat for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, until the water has cooked off and you are left with just melted butter.
The nutrition information includes 2 full sticks of butter, even though it is unlikely you will consume all of the butter sauce.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 586 Fat: 53 Saturated fat: 31.4 Carbohydrates: 24.4 Sugar: 4.8 Sodium: 4060 Fiber: 11.6 Protein: 9.7 Cholesterol: 121
Recipe by The Eat More Food Project at