Since we grow our beans we do a lot of canning. This is what we do to prepare our pre-canned beans. You can do the same with freezer beans from the market, just make sure to simmer them well.
Questions About How To Cook Green Beans
What Are Green Beans Good For?
Green beans are low in calories and a good source of vitamin C, fiber, folate and vitamin k.
This variety is an heirloom bean called Cherokee Trail of Tears and they are such a beautiful bean and very tasty. They were carried by the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears.
What Can I Add To Green Beans To Add Flavor?
Sauteed onions, garlic, bacon, etc can be added to flavor your beans.
Are String Beans The Same As Green Beans?
They are called by several names green beans, snap beans or string beans. Beans typically come in two varieties pole and bush. Pole beans grow very tall and need a trellis. Bush beans are smaller and more compact. Beans can come in a regular or stringless variety. The string is on the vein of the sides of the beans and must be removed before cooking for a more enjoyable meal.
Can Green Beans Be Eaten Raw?
Yes. Make sure you wash them. They can be made into a crudite tray with other raw vegetables by blanching them briefly in boiling water and serving with a dip.
What you will need:
- sharp knife
- cutting board
- hot pan holders
- Long spoon for stirring
How To Cook Green Beans
- Cook several pieces of uncured bacon until crisp.
- Chop bacon and set aside.
- Dice up an onion and saute until tender and translucent in the bacon grease.
- In a pot pour out 2 quarts of green beans.
- Cover with water or chicken broth
- Season and add sugar and bacon.
- Simmer the beans tasting periodically to make sure seasonings are to your liking.
- Serve when tender.
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