How To Make Southern Green Beans And Potatoes

This southern-style green beans and potatoes recipe by Soul Food Cooking on YouTube is made with simple ingredients, and it’s easy to make in one-pot. I love southern foods and this would be a good side dish to have with other meals. It would be good to serve with cornbread and other meats. This can be an entree that can be served by itself too. This is one of the favorite side recipes that can get you full but still have the nutritions. I love when meals are cooked in bacon grease because it adds all the flavor to the vegetables. Plus since it’s made in one pot, all of the juices are mixed and infused into one. This tutorial was easy to follow along with because of the thorough instructions.


  • 2-pound green beans
  • 5 red potatoes
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 3 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper


First, cook the bacon in a pot for about 5 minutes, and remove it from the pan, and set it aside for later. Then, add the onions and garlic to saute for about 2 minutes. Add the green beans, water, and chicken broth and bring to a light boil.

How To Make Green Beans and Potatoes - Potato Recipes
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Next, once the green beans are cooked, add in the potatoes, and bacon. Cover the beans and let them cook for another additional one hour, stirring occasionally.

Soul Food Cooking Recipes - Southern Style Green Beans
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Overall, these southern green beans and potatoes look so good and I can’t wait to try them for the holidays. Also, this can be made vegetarian if you don’t make it with bacon, and use vegetable broth. Plus, I love that this recipe is made with fresh ingredients instead of canned green beans.

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