Crowd Pleaser Green Beans

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American


Have a picky eater in your house? Try these crowd-pleasing green beans. A touch of bacon grease and a combo of fresh veggies makes a delicious side dish!


  • 1 pound green beans
  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease (can substitute 2 tablespoons butter)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth, plus more if needed
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt (can substitute regular tablesalt, use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon)
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Snap the stem ends of the green beans
  2. Melt the bacon grease (or butter) in a skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Add the garlic and onions and cook for about a minute.
  4. Add the green beans. Toss and cook for about 1-2 minutes
  5. Add the chicken broth, chopped red pepper, salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Turn the heat to low and cover the skillet with a lid, leaving the lid cracked to allow steam to escape.
  7. Cook until the liquid evaporates and the beans are fairly soft, yet still a bit crisp. Usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes depending on cooking temperature.
  8. You can add more chicken broth during the cooking process, but don’t be afraid to let it all cook away so the onions and peppers can start to caramelize.


Recipe adapted from The Food Network