Southern Green Beans & Potatoes with Bacon

Garden fresh veggies never tasted so good – a simple and satisfying dish of green beans and potatoes.


  • 6 pieces of bacon, chopped and fried until crispy
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 12 lbs green beans (I didn’t measure!)
  • 68 small potatoes, diced – purple, new, red (whatever variety you wish)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • salt & pepper


  1. Fry the bacon in a large, lidded skillet. Remove bacon to drain on a paper towel. Reserve about a tablespoon of bacon grease.
  2. Add butter and melt over medium heat. Add onions to butter and bacon grease. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, green beans, potatoes, half of the bacon pieces, and chicken broth. Cook covered over low heat until the potatoes and green beans are soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in apple cider vinegar. Top with remaining bacon and serve.