Green Beans Cottage Style

At the Cottage we love to grow our own food as much as possible and one thing we grow is heirloom green beans.

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This variety is called Cherokee Trail of Tears and they are such a beautiful bean and very tasty.

Since we grow our beans we do a lot of canning. This is what we do to prepare our pre-canned beans.You can do the same with freezer beans from the market, just make sure to simmer them well.

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2 quarts of heirloom green beans
2 slices of uncured bacon
Pepper (to taste)
1 tsp. of raw sugar
Spring water (if using frozen beans)


Cook several pieces of uncured bacon until crisp.  Chop. In a pot pour out 2 quarts of green beans.
Season and add sugar and bacon. Simmer the beans tasting periodically to make sure seasonings are to your liking. Serve when tender. Enjoy!

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  1. I've just started eating green beans and love them. I don't know why I didn't before haha. This recipe sounds like the perfect combo of healthy and comfort.

    1. LOL! It's really good! We make a big batch every year for our 4th of July BBQ. Never any leftovers.

  2. I love Green Beans, this past spring I planted Purple Green Beans. And this year I've bought a variety pack forgot the name.. Never heard of adding sugar though going to try it next batch. Happy Weekend with Love

    1. Us too! Oh fun! It's tasty! Happy weekend to you too!


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