Slow Cooker Southern Green Beans are tender, full of flavor, and incredibly easy...making them the perfect side dish for your favorite family dinner!
There's a bit of a Green Bean Debate out there: namely, whether they should be cooked-to-death-until-they're-so-tender-they're-almost-mushy OR whether they're best when they're still bright green and just crisp-tender.
Personally, I like them both ways...I just consider them two totally different animals. Call it The North versus The South. Today, we're focused below the Mason-Dixon line!
These are definitely the tender green beans that I mentioned above, but they are SO good...thanks to that bacon and onion that keeps them company as they simmer slowly in your pot.
How to cook Green Beans in the Slow Cooker:
I like to use my multi-purpose slow cooker, which allows me to sauté the bacon and onion right in the pot before switching it to the slow cooking mode. It saves me from washing an extra pan!
If you prefer to use a regular slow cooker for your green beans, that's fine too -- you'll just need to cook the bacon and onion in a skillet before transferring it to the Crock Pot.
And if you happen to have a smaller 3-quart slow cooker, you can prepare a smaller batch of green beans to feed a family of 4. Just cut the ingredients in half and follow the same instructions!
I just know that you're going to love how easy, simple, and incredibly delicious these veggies taste! They're truly the perfect addition to just about any entree.
Cooking for a Smaller Family?
Use a small 3-quart slow cooker and cut the ingredients in half. The cooking instructions remain the same.
What to Do with Leftovers?
These green beans will keep well in the fridge for around 3 days just make sure to keep them in a sealed container.
Serving Suggestions for Slow Cooker Green Beans
These green beans would be delicious alongside:
- Country Pride Pork Chops
- The Perfect Grilled Salmon
- Sheet Pan New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp
- Dump-and-Bake French Onion Chicken
Slow Cooker Southern Green Beans
- 1 cup diced onion I used frozen diced onion as a shortcut
- 5 slices Canadian bacon diced (or you can use 5 slices of regular bacon, diced)
- 48 ounces frozen French-style green beans (see note below for fresh green beans) about 15 cups
- 1 tablespoon plus ¼ cup butter 5 tablespoons total
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat. Add bacon and onion to the skillet and sautee until onion is tender and bacon is starting to brown.
- Transfer bacon and onion to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add frozen green beans to the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, whisk together ¼ cup melted butter, brown sugar, garlic salt, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over green beans.
- Toss to coat the green bean mixture with the sauce.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or on HIGH for 1-2 hours.
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