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Smothered Green Beans

Southern style green beans which pairs perfectly with a roast!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Cost: $5


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1/2 yellow onion sliced thin
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon better than bouillon chicken flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Rinse green beans and then trim edges.
  • Add all ingredients except green beans to a sauté pan or medium sized pot and bring to boil.
  • Add green beans and stir to coat in the broth.
  • After boiling for a minute, reduce fire to medium low (simmering), cover completely and let cook for 10 minutes.
  • Stir and then cover again cooking for another 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • I like my green beans at the 40 minute mark, but I know some that like it smothered even more. Cook for an additional 20 minutes, stirring every 10, until the green beans are to your liking.
  • Serve with a flavorful roast and steamed rice!