Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a once in a Blue Moon dish. The times for preparing and cooking are approx.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 1 stick of butter in a heavy 3 quart pan.
  2. Add onions and cook over low heat for a few minutes but not let the onions get brown.
  3. Except for the remaining stick of butter and salt add all of the remaining ingredients to the onions.
  4. Partially cover and bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Then lower the heat and cover completley.
  6. Simmer at least 15 minutes or until green beans are cooked to the tenderness you like.
  7. Drain off the liquid and remove ham hock.
  8. Take the skin off the ham hock and cut meat from the bone.
  9. Return the meat to the beans.
  10. Add salt and the remaining butter an toss until butter is melted and green beans are coated.


Most Helpful

Wow! Just the recipe I was craving tonigh ~ thanks much! This one is a keeper for sure and went great with my country fried pork chops, fried squash, & grandma's cornbread dressing - YUM-OH!

stephanierndos April 26, 2008

Awesome green beans! I like the butter and onion idea in this recipe. The beans had a great flavor to them. Thanks for sharing this wonderful country flavor style green beans. Its a keeper in my vegetable book!

Marsha D. June 22, 2005

Oh, this is it! This is definitely the way my Mom and my Nana used to cook green beans! I never had their exact recipe, so I always tried to guess...But this is IT! (I think I've been shorting the amount of butter all this time...) Thank you so much for posting this, Bullwinkle! It's a keeper for me!! :)

Stacky5 June 20, 2005

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