Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a once in a Blue Moon dish. The times for preparing and cooking are approx.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups chopped onions
- 2 lbs smoked ham hock
- 2 1⁄2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons fresh ground pepper (I use less)
- 6 cups water
- Melt 1 stick of butter in a heavy 3 quart pan.
- Add onions and cook over low heat for a few minutes but not let the onions get brown.
- Except for the remaining stick of butter and salt add all of the remaining ingredients to the onions.
- Partially cover and bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
- Then lower the heat and cover completley.
- Simmer at least 15 minutes or until green beans are cooked to the tenderness you like.
- Drain off the liquid and remove ham hock.
- Take the skin off the ham hock and cut meat from the bone.
- Return the meat to the beans.
- Add salt and the remaining butter an toss until butter is melted and green beans are coated.
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!
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!
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!! :)