How to make the best Southern-style green beans in town

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Southern-style green beans are one of my favorite side dishes. Sweet green beans are slowly simmered with bacon or ham so they pick up the great flavor of the smoky meat. When I was in college in Tennessee, we used to use canned green beans to speed up the process, but now I pick my beans out of the garden and simmer the fresh beans for an hour or two.
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You are going to love how easy it is to whip this dish together, plus the result is too cute for words. Everybody at the table can have their own mini portion of this classic Southern favorite.
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