Looking for a healthy green beans recipe? Southern style green beans are amazing and now they can be healthy too!
I don’t know about you but, every once in a while I get a hankering for some good ole’ comfort food. If you’ve never had southern style green beans, you really don’t know what you’ve been missing. Traditionally this dish is made using some type of meat to season the beans. Some people I know use beef bouillon but I don’t because of the MSG and high sodium in it. I use a product called Better than Bouillon in the vegetable flavor because it has no MSG and a little goes a long way. It comes in a jar in the form of a paste and you measure it out with a teaspoon.These green beans are cooked with a low and slow method. This method infuses the vegetable bouillon into the beans and gives them that traditional southern flavor that is so delicious.
If you’re looking for a healthy version of green bean casserole for your holiday dinners, you could make these instead. Cook them up and then toss in a handful of fried onions for an amazing side dish. I’ll be making a lentil meatloaf, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy and these southern style green beans for Thanksgiving. See how easy it is to incorporate healthy items into your holiday dinners? Stay tuned because along with desserts, I’ll be posting more ways to keep your holiday dinners traditional and healthy at the same time!
Healthy Southern Style Green Beans
- 3 15 oz. cans of cut green beans, low sodium (do not drain)
- 3-4 tsp vegetable bouillon
- 4-6 cups of water
- Combine the 3 cans of green beans, with the liquid, vegetable bouillon and enough water to cover the beans in an iron skillet
- Cook over medium heat until the water is reduced by half, about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Add more water, enough to cover the beans again and cook another 20-30 minutes until the water is almost completely reduced, stirring occasionally
- Remove from heat and serve warm