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Southern Green Beans

Southern Green Beans

Jennie Duncan
Fresh Southern Green Beans slow cooked on the stovetop full of flavor from smoked sausage are the perfect side dish that goes with any dinner. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 125 kcal


  • 1 pound fresh green beans (washed and trimmed)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
  • ½ cup onion (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • ½ cup smoked sausage (sliced and diced)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  • In a pot melt butter and add in diced onion. Sauté over medium heat until tender and translucent. Add in minced garlic and smoked sausage. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes. Lower heat as needed to not burn garlic.
  • Add chicken broth to your pot and bring to a boil. Once your broth is at a boil add in red pepper flakes and green beans.
  • Reduce heat and cover. Allow to simmer for 60-90 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste then serve.


Tip: After an hour check your green beans every 5-7 minutes to make sure they are tender, but not mushy.


Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 488mgPotassium: 235mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 690IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Southern Green Beans
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