Down Home Green Beans

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 343


1 pound green beans (about 4 cups)
3 cups water
3/4 pound ham hocks
1/2 cup onion chopped
3 potatoes new, medium, cut in wedges
Salt and pepper


Rinse and pull strings from sides of beans if necessary. Snap off ends and break each bean into bite-size pieces, about 1 to 2 inches long. In a medium saucepan over high heat, place beans,* water, ham hock and onion. Bring to a boil reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour or until ham begins to get tender.

Add potatoes to saucepan and continue to cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until potatoes are fork tender. Remove ham hock and dice meat. Return meat to the bean mixture. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper if needed before serving.

* If beans are young and tender, cook ham hock first, then add beans with potatoes.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 343
Calories from Fat: 0

This Down Home Green Beans recipe is from the Flavors of America Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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