Place the diced bacon in a large sauce pot. Saute for 5 minutes until bacon fat starts to render and bacon crisps.
While bacon is cooking, trim and rinse green beans.
Place green beans in with the bacon and bacon fat. Fill with 3 cups of water.
Add the salt, dried minced onions, and bacon fat to the pot. Place a lid on the pot and bring to a boil. Then, reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes until soft. Divide evenly among plates and enjoy immediately.
- Bacon Fat - If you don't have bacon on hand, but happen to have bacon fat in your refrigerator. You can use 1 tablespoon of bacon fat in place of the strips of bacon.
- Lower Sodium - If you are trying to lower your sodium and/or don't like salty food I suggest you only using 1 teaspoon of kosher salt at first, then taste and add additional if needed.
- Double - Love this recipe so much or maybe trying to feed a crowd? You can easily double the ingredients in this recipe to make more. Trust me--always make more of these barbecue green beans. They are so good!
- Canned Green Beans - If you choose to make these with canned green beans I suggest using a lower-sodium green bean and omitting all salt.
Serving: 0.5c | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 1254mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 787IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg