Instant Pot Southern Green Beans

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Southern Green Beans, made with bacon, onion, and ground beef in the Instant Pot. Delicious side dish recipe, perfect for holidays or weeknight meals.

Southern Green Beans, made with bacon, onion, and ground beef in the Instant Pot. Delicious side dish recipe, perfect for holidays or weeknight meals.Southern Green Beans are the most flavorful green beans you’ll ever enjoy. With bacon, onion, and ground beef, the flavors are incredible. Pressure cooked in the Instant Pot, they’re so tender and delicious, not to mention easy to make.

They’re reminiscent of the green beans my grandma used to make for every single holiday get together. Also, the fact that I live in Arkansas… That warrants a Southern recipe or two, right? I think so.

This recipe really only uses 6 ingredients, so it’s a pretty simple recipe. The most work is cooking up the bacon and ground beef beforehand. Otherwise, just throw all the ingredients in the Instant Pot, give them a stir, pop the lid on, and cook.

Meaning you can throw it all together and walk away and focus on doing something else (like play a quick game with the kids or keep the laundry going). Serve up a helping of Instant Pot Southern Green Beans for Thanksgiving or a weeknight meal. Incredible flavor, cooked with bacon and ground beef. So delicious!

Tips for how to make Instant Pot Southern Green Beans

  • Chop a medium sized onion.
  • Cook ground beef and onion together in a large skillet.
  • Meanwhile, also cook bacon in another large skillet.
  • When ground beef/onion mixture is done, drain well.
  • Crumble bacon.
  • Add frozen green beans, ground beef/onion mixture, crumbled bacon, salt, pepper, and water to the Instant Pot.
  • Give it all a good stir.
  • Place lid on the Instant Pot.
  • Cook on Manual for 25 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release.
  • Serve while warm. We’ve eaten this as both a side dish and a main dish. So good!

How to make the most delicious Southern Green Beans in the Instant Pot. Full of flavor and cooked with bacon.

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You may also want to check out my list of The Best Thanksgiving Recipes for Your Holiday Menu and The Best Christmas Recipes for Your Holiday Celebrations for plenty more inspiration.

Tools you may need to make Instant Pot Southern Green Beans

Cutting Board and Knife – for chopping the onions and crumbling the bacon.
Large Skillet – You’ll need to cook both the ground beef and the bacon.
Wood Spatula – Use for cooking the ground beef.
Instant Pot – We have the 6-Quart Instant Pot, without the yogurt function. We love it.
Serving Bowl – This will allow for easier (and prettier) serving than just from the Instant Pot.

Make Southern Green Beans in the Instant Pot. Pressure cooked to perfection. Bacon, onion, and ground beef give added flavor for a delicious side dish recipe everyone will love!

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Instant Pot Southern Green Beans

Southern Green Beans, made with bacon, onion, and ground beef in the Instant Pot. Delicious side dish recipe, perfect for holidays or weeknight meals.

Cuisine Side Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 to 10

Ingredients

  • 3 12- ounce packs frozen green beans
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Chop a medium sized onion.
  2. Cook ground beef and onion together in a large skillet.
  3. Meanwhile, also cook bacon in another large skillet.
  4. When ground beef/onion mixture is done, drain well.
  5. Crumble bacon.
  6. Add frozen green beans, ground beef/onion mixture, crumbled bacon, salt, pepper, and water to the Instant Pot.
  7. Give it all a good stir.
  8. Place the lid on the Instant Pot.
  9. Cook on Manual for 25 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release.
  10. Serve while warm and enjoy!

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Southern Green Beans, made with bacon, onion, and ground beef in the Instant Pot. Delicious side dish recipe, perfect for holidays or weeknight meals.

Southern Green Beans, made in the Instant Pot. Incredible flavor, made with bacon, onion, and ground beef. Delicious recipe, perfect for holidays or dinner.