Old South Green Beans and Potatoes

READY IN: 1hr 10mins

An old southern recipe from Mississippi for green beans and potatoes. You can delete the bacon or ham hock and they still taste good. Green beans adds a special taste to potatoes and I love it.

Top Tweak by peterson.pamela

I fried the bacon and used the dripping with the water to cook beans and potatoes in. Crumbled the bacon over dish before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In pot cover green beans with water and boil till tender with potatoes and bacon (or ham hock); drain.
  2. Add your favorite seasoning (I like butter, salt, and pepper).
  3. Remember ham hocks take a little longer than green beans, so if you use a ham hock, boil it first till tender then add the rest and cook. I personally never use ham hock due to fat content--I usually just use the bacon strips. I only listed it here as it was in the old south recipe.

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