Grandpa Beyrl’s Green Beans

Thanksgiving is coming up! No matter how much I love the holiday, lets face it, Thanksgiving can be a tad bit stressful if you’re cooking. This recipe for green beans is perfect because you can quickly prepare it in the morning, simmer it all day while you are cooking, and serve whenever you are ready. But the best part is, these beans are so delicious. For as long as I can remember, these green beans have always been a part of my family’s Thanksgiving dinner and I have always looked forward to them every year. So if you are looking for a scrumptious and easy vegetable for Thanksgiving dinner (or any time of year), look no further!


6 sliced bacon, chopped
1 yellow onion, minced
2 pound green beans, washed and stem ends removed
salt and pepper


In a large pot, cook bacon over medium heat until browned and crisp. Add the onion and continue to cook until soft. Once the onion is soft, add the green beans. Pour in water until the beans are completely submerged. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 4 hours. Add more water and adjusting seasoning if necessary. Note: I normally simmer the beans all day while preparing the rest of dinner.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Aunt Jen says:

    Jeff loved that you posted this recipe! We were already planning on making these … My mom actually used to make them the same way!


    1. Abby B says:

      Thanks! These are like my favorite green beans ever!


  2. Barbara v Howard says:

    This is wonderful. I sent to pop pop. I wish grandpa beryl was alive to see it

    Sent from my iPad



    1. Abby B says:

      Thanks and me too!


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