Slow Cooker Buttery Bacon Green Beans

Easy Instant Pot Southern-Style Soul Food Green Beans is a quick pressure cooker recipe that is perfect for the holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas. This dish is keto and low-carb loaded with immense flavor using chicken broth, bacon, and seasoning. This post provides the cooking time for prepping green beans in the Instant Pot. This dish is ready in 30 minutes or less.

Southern green beans are what my family grew up eating. For special occasions, like Sunday dinners or holidays we always prepared the dish using fresh green beans. On weeknights, we did frequently use canned green beans. Southern green beans are typically prepared with bacon. Before the Instant Pot, I would simmer the green beans, bacon, and seasonings on the stove.

4 slices uncooked bacon sliced into small pieces
1 cup chopped white onion
2 garlic cloves minced
1 pound fresh green beans stems removed
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon Chicken Flavor
salt and pepper to taste I go light on the salt because the bacon and broth provide plenty of flavor for me.
1 slice cooked and crumbled bacon optional

Turn the Instant Pot on the sautee function. Add the 4 slices of uncooked bacon. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the bacon crisps.
Drain the excess fat from the Instant Pot. I reserved about a teaspoon of fat in the pot.
Add the onions and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
Add the chicken broth and deglaze the pot with a spatula. Scrap up all the bits of cooked bacon in the pot.
Add the Better than Bouillon, green beans, salt and pepper to taste. Stir.
Cook for 15 minutes on Manual > High Pressure Cooking.
When the pot indicates it has finished, quick release the steam.
Serve the green beans with additional crumbled bacon sprinkled throughout.