Northern Style Southern Green Beans

Yield: 8 Scones

6 Slices Applewood Smoked Bacon

1 Large Yellow Onion, Chopped 

8 Cups Fresh Whole Green Beans

1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

1/4 Cup Tablespoons Organic Cane Sugar

2 Tablespoons Sweet Onion Sugar

1- 1 1/2 Tablespoon Great Lakes Seasoning 

2 Teaspoons Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt

1 Teaspoon Ground Tellicherry Pepper

1 Cup Parmesan Cheese (Optional)

Water to Cover

One of our favorite dishes is Southern Style Green Beans. Personally, I look forward to ordering them as often as possible whenever traveling in the south. Since it's hard to get an authentic version of this dish unless you're in the south, we decided to create an authentically Northern version of the dish. With our Great Lakes Seasoning, we think we've nailed it! But beware! Once you try these beans, you may lose your craving for Southern Beans altogether.  PS - it's best to make this recipe a day before serving, allowing time for the flavors to fully develop.


Slice bacon horizontally into 1/2" strips. Place in large stock pot over medium high heat. Saute, stirring frequently, until lightly browned. Remove from pot. Add onions to the pot and saute in the bacon drippings until transparent. Place bacon back in pan. Add beans, vinegar, sugars, seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add enough water to cover the beans.

Cover pot and reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 - 2 hours until beans are soft. Remove from heat and allow to stand for at least 2 hours, or refrigerate overnight. 

When ready to serve, reheat over medium heat. Drain and, if desired, sprinkle liberally with Parmesan cheese before serving. 

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
Click on images below to learn more about seasonings in this recipe
Sweet Onion
Sugar isn't just for coffee
& cookies anymore! Use this one before
grilling to add a hint of caramelized onion to chicken, shrimp, pork, and vegetables. Or for a savory finishing touch, sprinkle some before baking on top of breads, scones and muffins. 
Sweet Onion Sugar from MorningStar Kitchen
Great Lakes
Our Signature Great Lakes
Juniper Berry blend is perfect for
those dishes that start in the great outdoors and end at your table: delectable dishes like venison, wild game, mushrooms, root vegetables, and potatoes. Try it with pork, beef, and seafood, too!
Great Lakes Juniper Berry Seasoning by MorningStar Kitchen
Alderwood Smoked
Sea Salt
Slowly smoked over Alaskan
alderwood, this finishing salt
adds an exquisite, smoky touch to grilled meats, vegetables, potatoes, salad - and even desserts. Simply sprinkle a little on top before serving.
Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
No Home Chef's kitchen is
complete without Tellicherry
peppercorns, which are considered the finest pepper in the world. Left on the vine longer than other black peppercorns, these berries are given time to develop their complex, robust flavor to develop more fully.
Tellicherry Peppercorns from MorningStar Kitchen