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Easy Crock Pot Green Beans

  • Author: Arlene Mobley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x


Take the work out of your holiday meals by making these crock pot greens beans with fresh green beans and let the slow cooker do all the work for you!



  • 12 lbs fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 5 slices of bacon, a chunk of fat back,or a leftover ham bone with meat attached
  • 7 cups water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Heat the crock pot up on high
  2. Add the butter, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Heat stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the bacon and cook, stirring for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the green beans to the crock pot.
  5. Add about 7 cups of water or enough water to cover the green beans.
  6. Cook on high for 4 hours. Low for 6-8 hours
  7. Adjust salt and pepper if needed.

  • Category: Crock Pot Side Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 208
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