Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mom's recipe. A really good pot of beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the beans, remove the tips, and break all beans in half. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan or dutch oven. Add onion and saute until transluscent.
  3. Add the broken beans, salt and pepper to taste and saute. When the beans begin to soften, add the ham or bacon, and continue to saute for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until beans are soft.
Most Helpful

Absolutely delicious! I sliced my onion into rings instead of chopping it, otherwise made just as specified. Easy to make and such wonderful flavor - a terrific way to cook fresh green beans - thanks for sharing your mom's recipe! Made for Spring PAC 2009

loof March 24, 2009