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Green Beans with New Potatoes

Green beans with new potatoes were a staple in my home growing up. Southern-style takes some time to braise to the proper tenderness.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people



  • Cook the bacon in a 4 qt. dutch oven or pot until crisp. Remove to a paper-towel-lined plate and reserve.
  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of oil, then saute the onions until translucent and starting to brown. About 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for an additional minute.
  • Add the green beans, the new potatoes, the chicken stock, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper, then bring to a low simmer and cook for 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender when a knife is poked into them. Stir in the bacon pieces, and a splash of vinegar and serve.


Adding vinegar is an optional step for this recipe, but I highly recommend it.
Although apple cider vinegar is more traditional, I prefer malt vinegar.
If you're adding apple cider vinegar, add 1-2 tablespoons to the pot and stir it in.
Since malt vinegar is milder, you can splash it right on top of the green beans once you've plated them.
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