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OMGsh ... this was SO good. My hubby is a mid-westerner and always talks about beans and potatoes. I saw some recipes that had ham and/or sausage, so I threw in a cut up Smoked Sausage and 1/2 water, 1/2 chicken broth. I didn't think I'd really like it (I consider myself a bit of a gourmet!), but it was amazing. Something about cooking the beans and potatoes together. Also -- I added about 2 T. of butter at the end, made a great 'broth' to dip the potatoes in. Thanks for posting this.

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Kmac May 10, 2010

Just like mom used to make, and like I have repeatedly made it for decades. Thanks for sharing with the world.

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DEEP May 11, 2010

I used a ham hock and it turned out so delicious that the 2 of us ate just about all of it!

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JuJuBeJen August 24, 2009

yum

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Angie2B January 07, 2008

Delicious! I didn't have any bacon so I used bacon grease and a little left over ham. I added 1 t salt to the water before cooking. After draining off the water, I added a dash more salt, pepper and 1/4 c melted butter. Hubby, who isn't crazy about fresh vegetables, loved it too. Thank you for another keeper EZBEE!

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puppitypup January 05, 2008

This is a good recipe for green beans! I always use bacon grease and bacon bits to season my green beans. The addition of potatoes make a good combination and blend well with the green bean juice! I added about 1/4 cup of finely chopped onions as seasoning and flavor and prepared this wonderful vegetable last night along with our dinner. A great recipe EZBEE and the beans go well with any meal!!!

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Seasoned Cook November 17, 2007

I thought this was a little bland, but everyone else loved it. I will be making this when I need a quick side dish with on hand ingredients.

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Mariah August 01, 2007

I was looking for a different way to make green beans. I found this and it's great! The kids loved it (my 8 yo said to make beans only this way). I only had 12 oz. beans, so I reduced the potatoes. I boiled for about 10 minutes. I had crumbled bacon that I had precooked, so I added that in after draining the veggies. I used margarine and ranch dressing. The bacon really makes the dish. Don't leave it out.

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WI Cheesehead July 21, 2007

This has a wonderful taste, green beans and potatoes together is one of my absolute favorite vegetable dishes. I used the bacon too because as you said the ham hock contains too much fat. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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Shellbelle May 19, 2007
Old South Green Beans and Potatoes