Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Oh man, these are SO GOOD! I used to "smack my lips" every time I knew gram was cooking these for us :) They are great with new potatoes thrown in the last 25 mins. of cooking time. The flavors are GREAT..Doesn't get any better than this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove both ends of green beans.
  2. Wash beans thoroughly in cold water.
  3. In a lg. pot, fill about 1/2 way with water.
  4. Add piece of salt pork into the pot. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 30 minutes on med. high.
  5. Add string beans, and add water to cover beans.
  6. Add canola oil.
  7. Let cook until beans are tender, 15-25 minutes Drain.
  8. Serve with butter, and I always have mine with salt and pepper, and a little vinegar sprinkled over the beans at serving time.
Most Helpful

The fresh green beans are so tasty right now, and this recipe was just what I was looking for. Comforting and delicious, this was a real hit with the whole bunch! We loved them so much! Flavor was great! Thanks!

JustMeMelMel June 25, 2009

Your gram must have known my great grandmother! This is the way she made her green beans, except she didn't use just cider vinegar. We sprinkled the vinegar from homemade pepper sauce on ours! And when we were kids, we would mash the potatoes up with a fork and pour the "pot likker" over it to enjoy the wonderful juice. Thanks for posting your recipe! Brought back great memories! Made for Gimme 5 Tag Game.

breezermom February 21, 2009

I had these many times as a child when my grandmother would make us dinner and have been looking for this recipe for years! The beans came out wonderfully flavored and so tender! They went great with our Meatloaf dinner, and now that I found this recipe I will be making them every chance I get! We loved the addition of the vinegar. Just plain yummy! DH had 3 servings, grinning at me each time too! Next time I might put in some potatoes and cook them in with the green beans. OK, now I am licking my chops! Thank you!

Maine E Ack! February 11, 2009