Ever been to an authentic Southern and/or BBQ restaurant and ordered a side of green beans? If not, you should next time. They’re always swimming in a delicious liquid laden with bacon, sometimes onion and, I could be wrong here, a little dash of magic. They are SO good. All these years I just assumed since the beans weren’t crispy, that they were canned and the deliciousness of the broth was no doubt the result of crazy concoction of Crisco grease, MSG and who knows what else. I didn’t want to know. Until recently.
Oh, I was so WRONG!