19 Reviews

My Penn Dutch family in Bethlehem, PA, would disown me if they knew I used canned green beans to try to copy their dish! None of them own crock pots and, for sure, none of them us ANYTHING from a can! But I did have some canned green beans and some deli ham and thought, "what the heck" and threw them in a crock pot with some quartered potatoes, salt & pepper. After 6 hours I checked on them. What I got was mushy green beans, tasteless ham and bland potatoes. Not good at all! Dumping stuff in a crock pot from a can is for college students on a budget. This was just gross and can't believe I wasted my time & electricity. It can be done just as easily but with so much flavor using fresh beans, potatoes and a ham hock. The ham hock is what imparts it's flavor in green beans & potatoes.

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diane416_13006728 April 07, 2012

Thank you so much for this from a super pregnant mama dying in the Texas heat! I have not felt like cooking and my picky DH and 3-year-old have been snubbing everything I make lately anyway. This was SO easy and we all loved it. I bought packaged Hormel diced ham (two 12 oz. packages). I added some apple cider vinegar to taste. Then when I served it, I doused my plate with more apple cider vinegar. A pregnant woman can't resist vinegar! This one is a keeper. I'm still amazed at how simple it was.

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bethyjstar July 04, 2008

I made this with a smoked pork butt (cottage ham) and added one medium onion and used fresh new potatoes while adding pepper and garlic powder in my crock pot. Came home after 6 hrs cooking on low to a great easy meal

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preed1347 January 23, 2015

This was good. I added a bit of vineager to the bowl and it was excellent.

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sherry1246 June 01, 2012

I tried this as written first and liked it, but did not love it. The second time, I added 1 can cream of Cream of Mushroom soup, 1 tablespoon each of garlic powder and onion powder, and a half cup of sharp cheddar cheese, and lots of pepper. I really loved the final product. It came out a little more creamy, which to me made the flavors coat the items better and took care of the blandness that I didn't like the first time I made it. Great base recipe and simple to make, just don't be afraid to add some seasoning.

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Buzzybeej February 22, 2010

This turned out pretty well, and was very easy to make. It made way more than 4 servings, though ;) I added 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder for personal taste.

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49erboy April 16, 2009

Very easy and yummy. Makes it easy to feed my hungry teenager!

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Raichka April 05, 2009

A great simple dish, made even better by using red salad patatoes, fresh or frozen green beans, and some bacon grease for flavor.

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PAPAKENT February 20, 2009

Love it. This was wonderful. Easy to make, delicious to eat. I used ham hock. Thanks.

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JARS September 20, 2008

I've been making this for years, it is SO easy but a great meal to make in a jiffy. I add butter and seasonings to mine and sometimes chicken broth in lieu of the juice from the cans.

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CoreyAnn April 27, 2008
Ham, Green Beans and Potatoes (Crock Pot)