Blackened Green Beans

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I couldn’t find my mamaw’s recipe but I think this one comes pretty dang close!  I hope you enjoy because I just learned that my kids LOVED it so it is an official family favorite.  These Thursday recipes are inspired by the “recipe roundup” over at Dinner Tonight from the Martha Stewart website!


  • 2 pounds bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 cans black eyed peas


Heat a large pot over medium-high heat.  Add bacon, onion and garlic, and cook until browned.  Gradually stir in the green beans, stirring to coat with bacon grease.  Add black eyed peas. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 5-6 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

Green beans, trimmed!

Bacon, onion, and garlic cooked together…

Beans added!

Viola!!!  YUMMY!

Prep Time: 30min

Cook Time: 5-6hrs

Serves 8


  1. Anna

    Oh, those do look yummy. When I read the title I thought of what we always called Fried Green Beans. Basically they were just fresh green beans cooked in as little water as possible, then when they’re mostly done, you add some oil to the pan and cook them until they’re browned or blackened nicely. Yum!

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    Posted on August 6, 2008
  2. Karin

    Definitely adding this to my recipe book Lori! Yum!

    Posted on August 7, 2008
  3. Megan

    These look fantastic, I have a theory that bacon added to anything makes it better and I am sure that this recipe will only prove my theory. I have always used a slab of salt pork with my green beans but this is a refreshing take on the recipe, I can’t wait to try this. Thanks so much.

    Megan from Bit of Nutmeg

    Posted on August 7, 2008
  4. Chef

    Luv, luv, luv, blackened green beans! They’re a staple here in the South!

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    Posted on August 7, 2008
  5. Tom Aarons

    This looks absolutely fabulous!

    Posted on August 7, 2008
  6. Stephanie

    Hi there. I forget how I came across your blog but I alove this recipe. If my husband’s like black eyed peas then this will be made very soon!!!! Gonna go browse around s’more!

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    Posted on August 8, 2008


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