Recipe By Saveur
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 8h Additional - Ready In 8h 15m
Servings 10 servings Calories 109.9

Get to your farmers market now! Fresh green beans are slow-cooked in a savory broth. Perfect for your outdoor party.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 ½ pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion, sliced on the diagonal
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt (such as LAWRY'S®), or more to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place bacon in a small pan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until almost crisp but not fully cooked, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. 2 Place chicken broth, green beans, onion, vinegar, sugar, garlic, black pepper, and seasoned salt in a slow cooker. Add bacon and stir to incorporate fully. Cook on High for 1 hour.
  3. 3 Turn slow cooker down to Low and cook for 7 hours more. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve in a large bowl with some of the broth.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 109.9
  • Carbohydrate 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol 11.1 mg
  • Fat 3.6 g
  • Fiber 4.3 g
  • Protein 5.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Sodium 1033.7 mg
  • Sugar 6.6 g


  1. Very tasty. I added some leftover roasted potatoes with about 90 min left to go. I also had a leftover meatloaf so I made a “rack” out of celery sticks and placed the meatloaf on it to reheat. Worked out well.
  2. I was looking for a side dish for my Easter dinner that wouldn't require the oven or stovetop and this was just the ticket! I made these exactly as the recipe called for except I used fresh "french style" green beans and I didn't chop them into smaller pieces. It turned out amazing and my - Read more ...
  3. My son loved these even better than the usual green bean casserole.
  4. So happy this was published and grateful to share with you. If you like soft green beans you will like this. Somehow LOW Sodium broth got chopped in the editing. Since there is bacon and seasoned salt in here use low sodium and taste before serving. Or if you use regular you might want to - Read more ...
  5. Very good recipe! I tweaked the ingredient amounts to our taste, but that's personal preference. I used half the amount of vinegar and only a couple teaspoons of sugar. I cut back on pepper and garlic too. Still full of flavor, but not so intense for the kids. Cooking them in the chicken broth gave - Read more ...

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