Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
A delicious way to enjoy the beans and potatoes the farmers markets are overflowing with!
- 1⁄3 lb country ham, pieces trimmed of fat and chopped small
- 1 lb fresh green beans, tips removed,and sliced
- 1 1⁄2 lbs new potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper (to taste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground marjoram
- In large pot, heat margarine with ham pieces and onion; cook until onion is tender and ham is nicely browned.
- Add green beans, potatoes, salt, pepper, chicken broth, thyme, parsley, and marjoram, stirring mixture thoroughly.
- Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
- Note: If you prefer to use smoked ham in this recipe, adjust your seasoning for salt to taste.
A wonderful way to enjoy fresh green beans and potatoes. The spices and broth give the vegetables a nice flavor. I cooked this until all of the broth evaporated and the potatoes browned slightly. It's like having fried potatoes with all of the flavor and none of the fat (I left out the ham). I will be making this a lot. Thanks for posting.
Used canned green beans and they worked just fine. Added a pinch of dried red chili flakes and a splash of white wine. Good stuff, Sue L.
This is a wonderful way to cook green beans and potatoes. It is very similar to the way my mother and mother-in-law cook them. The only difference is they don't use herbs. I liked that addition as it added a subtle yet delicious flavor. The flavor from the ham is essential to the success of this dish. Just good ole country food and we sure enjoyed it. Thanks Sue L.