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A large serving bowl filled with crock pot green beans with bacon.

Easy Crock Pot Green Beans with Bacon

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Easy Crock Pot Green Beans with bacon are the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving for any meal. So easy to make all you do is toss the ingredients in the crockpot or slow cooker and serve delicious tender fresh green beans 4 hours later.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 178 kcal


  • 1 lbs fresh green beans rinsed and trimmed
  • 1 medium onion peeled and diced
  • 8 ounces bacon, diced or a chunk of fat back, ham hock or leftover ham bone with meat attached
  • 7 cups chicken broth or water (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
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  • Layer the green beans, diced onion, diced bacon, minced garlic, butter, salt and black pepper in a 8 quart slow cooker.
  • Pour the chicken broth or water over the ingredients.
  • With a spoon stir the ingredients to combine.
  • Turn the crock pot on high. Place the lid on the crock pot.
  • Slow cook the fresh green beans for 4 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low. Or until the green beans are tender.
  • Occasionally stir the green beans as they cook.
  • Adjust the salt and pepper if needed before serving.
  • Serve the green beans as a side dish with any meal.



Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 1260mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 494IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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