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.