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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Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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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4 comments:

  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.

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

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  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

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

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