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green beans and new potatoes shows a bowl of fresh green beans with two red potatoes

Seasoned Green Beans and New Potatoes

Once you try fresh green beans, it's hard to go back to that canned stuff.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword green beans, new potatoes, vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 50 kcal
Author Renea


  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 lbs. fresh green beans, rinsed and ends snapped off
  • 1 container, 48 oz. chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 12-14 new potatoes


  1. Cook the bacon in a large stock pot until crisp.

  2. After the bacon has been cooking for a few minutes, add the chopped onions.

  3. Drain the bacon on a paper plate and set aside.

  4. In the bacon dripping and onions that remain in the pot, add the beans.

  5. Add the chicken broth, salt and pepper.

  6. Cover and cook on medium/low heat for about 40 minutes, stirring often.

  7. Add the scrubbed new potatoes to the pot, and continue cooking for about 20 minutes.

  8. Check for doneness by forking a potato which should go in easily.

  9. Crumble the bacon and stir in.