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The Best Green Beans Ever

The Best Green Beans Ever

So whether you just need a new side dish for dinner or want to make these for a holiday dinner–either one will warrant the same responses from the ones you love “these are the best green beans ever”.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Katie


  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • 1 lb. green beans ends trimmed
  • 1 cup mixed bell peppers and onion diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup chicken broth more if needed


  • In a large skillet melt the rendered bacon fat on high heat.
  • Then place the trimmed green beans into the skillet, give it a good mix so that the bacon fat is coated on the green beans. Reduce the heat to medium-high then mix in the bell pepper/onion mix (see notes below), salt, and black pepper. Mix well and then add the ½ cup of chicken broth. Place a lid on the skillet and let cook for 10 minutes. Mix half way through the cooking process and place the lid back on the skillet (add more chicken broth if it's starting to get dry and looks like the green beans could burn).
  • Remove the lid from the skillet and the pan from the heat as soon as the green beans are done cooking. Mix the green beans one last time and then serve.