Green Beans and Potatoes with Vidalia Onion and Bacon

Proper kid’s nutrition implies having all necessary proteins, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins. That is why such a useful product as beans is needed for an infant. Beans contain a large number of valuable proteins, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and a set of vitamins. Also we can have endless talks about the benefits of green beans which is rich in fiber that is very useful for digestion, helps to cope with digestion problems, establish natural processes in the digestive tract system. Green beans contain a variety of vitamins and antioxidants. This vegetable is rich in iron that is useful in the diet of a child with low hemoglobin. Another important element in green beans is folic acid. So, as you see, including this vegetable into your child’s diet is beneficial.

As for Vidalia onion, it is a kind of sweet onion that began being grown in Vidalia, Georgia and named after this city. This vegetable is even an official state vegetable of Georgia. On the whole, Vidalia onions are free of fat, cholesterol, saturated fat and sodium; it’s an excellent source of vitamin C and chromium. So, consuming vegetables is a guaranty of good health and mood. Let’s prepare a breathtaking dish “Southern Green Beans and Potatoes with Vidalia Onion and Bacon”.

It is a classic recipe and is made with fresh green beans, bacon, new potatoes, onion, broth and butter, this savory side dish will satisfy any eater.



1 ½  cups chicken broth, low-sodium

1 Vidalia onion

½  teaspoon pepper, black, divided

500g fresh green beans

500 g small potatoes

2 tablespoons cubed butter

2 teaspoons garlic salt, divided

5 slices bacon



Remove the ends from the green beans. Halve the potatoes.

Cook the bacon until it crisps in a large pot over medium heat. Remove it and place on paper towels and let it cool. You can leave bacon fat in the pot.

Dice onion and add it to the fat and fry for 3 minutes until it softens.

Add chicken stock, green beans, ¼  teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon of garlic, salt. Stir everything properly. Simmer, cover and cook for 30-35 minutes.

Uncover and sprinkle with garlic salt over beans. Put halved potatoes over the green beans. Sprinkle with garlic salt once more and add pepper over top. Cover again and simmer for another half an hour until potatoes are tender.

Stir again to incorporate. Crumble the bacon that is cooked and sprinkle over top. Serve warm. Bon appetite!

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