Easy green Bean Recipe



This Green Bean Recipe is my favorite!

This easy green bean recipe is my absolute favorite way to make them for my family! Once you try this recipe, you won’t go back to your old way of making green beans! The butter, seasonings and bacon really set this recipe apart from others. These green beans make a delicious side for so many different meals! My whole family loves this recipe and my kids even love it! This recipe tastes very similar to your favorite steakhouse’s green beans!

To make these easy and delicious green beans, start by cutting 4 strips of bacon into small pieces and placing them into a skillet. Cook the bacon on medium heat until done. Next, dice 1 onion and add this to the skillet and cook in the bacon fat until the onions are translucent. I then added 4 tablespoons of butter, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of pepper, and a dash of steak seasoning to the skillet. Add 4 cups of green beans to the skillet. If using canned green beans, make sure you drain each can before adding them. Next, pour in 2 cups of chicken broth and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover with a lid and simmer for about 20 minutes. 

Once the green beans are finished simmering, they are ready to serve! Scoop a heaping pile onto your plate or in a bowl and enjoy! These green beans will have you coming back for seconds.  

Helpful Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • Green beans that I used are canned. Frozen and fresh green beans work just as well. Use whichever you have available!

  • Use fresh or minced garlic for this recipe

  • If using fresh green beans, if they are not cooked through and soft after 20 minutes, continue to simmer for 10 minutes. 

  • After cooking your bacon , if there is an excess amount of bacon fat in the skillet, drain some off before cooking the onion. 

  • Use your favorite steak seasoning!

Green Beans

This easy and delicious green bean recipe is my favorite way to make green beans!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner, side dish, side
Keyword: Green beans, skillet green beans, easy recipe


  • 4 cups of green beans fresh, frozen, or canned all work
  • 4 TBSP of butter
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 TBSP of minced garlic
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 TBSP of sugar
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • steak seasoning
  • 2 cups of chicken broth


  • chop bacon into pieces and cook in a skillet
  • add diced onion and cook until translucent
  • add butter, minced garlic, chicken broth, pepper, sugar, a little bit of steak seasoning, and green beans (drained if using canned)
  • cover and reduce heat to a simmer
  • let simmer for about 20 minutes
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  1. This is the way to go if you are looking for a quick green bean recipe. Everyone loved it. I did however cook the green beans for over a hour. Fantastic recipe

  2. 5 stars
    These turned out perfect, great recipe! I used frozen garden green beans so I thawed them a bit and cooked a little longer.

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