Southern Green Beans with Apricots

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Nov. 18, 2022
Green beans and apricots have become a family tradition. Enhanced with balsamic vinegar, this dish will make your taste buds pop. —Ashley Davis, Easley, South Carolina
Southern Green Beans with Apricots Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place beans and broth in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, until beans are crisp-tender, 4-7 minutes; drain.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings in pan.
  3. Add apricots to drippings; cook and stir over medium heat until softened. Add vinegar, salt, garlic powder, pepper and beans; cook and stir until beans are coated, 2-3 minutes longer. Sprinkle with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 149 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.