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.
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.
I made this the other day for Sunday dinner . I added 2 heaping tbsp of minced garlic , must say it was delicious . Not to much different than cooking a ham hock in green beans. I know this will be something I make more often. Next time nothing canned .... all fresh.
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
This was good. I added a bit of vineager to the bowl and it was excellent.
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.
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.
Very easy and yummy. Makes it easy to feed my hungry teenager!
A great simple dish, made even better by using red salad patatoes, fresh or frozen green beans, and some bacon grease for flavor.
Love it. This was wonderful. Easy to make, delicious to eat. I used ham hock. Thanks.