Southern Style Green Beans & New Potatoes

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 5 slices bacon, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion (about 1/4 of a large sweet onion)
  • 11/2 pounds fresh green beans (rinsed well), ends removed and snapped in half
  • 11/2 pounds small red (“new”) potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (more or less, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper (more or less, to taste)


  1. Cook bacon pieces in a large saucepan over medium heat until lightly browned (but not crispy), about 4-5 minutes. Add chopped onion and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add green beans and potatoes and cover with water. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, reduce heat to low and cover saucepan. Simmer gently for 50 minutes, or until green beans and potatoes are tender.