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Southern Green Beans {Keto Friendly/Low Carb}

We still eat green beans at least once a week, and over the years I have perfected my recipe so that they taste so much like my grandmother's. I've never actually measured what I put in them until last week after I had gotten so many comments asking how I prepared mine. Now that I have it written down, I thought I'd share with you. 
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14
Author: Kasey Trenum


  • 4 cans 14.5 oz of cut green beans
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil or bacon grease whatever you have handy
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Dressing doesn't matter what kind
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried minced onion
  • salt to taste


  • Dump all of the ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil.
  • Boil uncovered until almost all of the juice has evaporated.
  • You can boil on medium/high so that they will be ready faster (approx 35 - 45 minutes) or boil on medium to low for an hour or longer depending on how much time you have available.
  • Stir occasionally. The beans will begin to fall apart as the juice cooks out. It is normal.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Enjoy!