Bavarian Slow Cooker Green Beans {With A rich Buttery Sauce}

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Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Bavarian Slow Cooker Green Beans is a slow cooker green beans recipe that has a rich buttery sauce. You will love the flavor in these German green beans. If you want green beans with bacon, then this is the recipe for you!




Frozen Green Bean Recipes

Growing up, my mom made tons of frozen green bean recipes. She stocked up on frozen green beans and also frozen corn. Access to fresh vegetables in the winter in PA wasn’t easy. The next best thing is frozen vegetables.


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Recipe For Green Beans

I have been wanting to make a recipe for green beans for Seduction In The Kitchen for a while. With the holidays coming up, I wanted a recipe for green beans to be anything but a green bean casserole recipe. I decided to go into my German roots and make German green beans.




German Green Beans

The inspiration for these German green beans was the frozen Bird’s Eye Bavarian Green Beans. I love the rich flavor of those green beans with bacon. So I did my own version of these Bavarian green beans.


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Slow Cooker Green Beans

I decided to make this recipe for green beans in a slow cooker. Slow cooker green beans are perfect for the holidays. You can put in the slow cooker, let the green beans side dish cook as you work on other dishes!


Green Beans With Bacon

My favorite part of these German green beans is the fact that they are green beans with bacon! Bacon just makes everything better! Plus, the rich butter sauce these slow cooker green beans are cooked in just makes this frozen green bean recipe pop with flavor!


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Yield: 6 Servings

Bavarian Slow Cooker Green Beans

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Bavarian Slow Cooker Green Beans is a sweet and tangy green bean made with bacon, mushrooms, and spaetzle in a buttery apple ale sauce.


  • 18 ounces frozen green beans
  • 1/4 lb bacon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup onion
  • 4 ounces apple ale
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup spaetzle noodles


  1. Blanch the green beans in some water, drain then add to the slow cooker.
  2. Place the butter on top the green beans.
  3. Combine bacon, mushrooms, and onions in a skillet, over a moderate flame heat and stir for 5-10 minutes, until lightly browned
  4. Add apple ale and sugar, mix everything well.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper and bring to a boil
  6. Remove from heat, and pour the mixture over the green beans.
  7. Add the spaetzel, and let cook on low for about 4 hours.
  8. Serve it up and ENJOY!



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Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 571mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 11g

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  • Gina
    February 11, 2018

    Wow! This looks amazing!! I love to have this with Easter ham!! YUM!