Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

Greenbeans with smoked bacon (or ham hock) and potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry the bacon or the ham hock until the fat starts to render out.
  2. Add canned green beans, including the water in the can.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the potatoes and just enough water to cover; cook for about 25 minutes.
  5. For fresh green beans:.
  6. Sauté the pork after you have washed and cut the green beans in half; add to pot. Cover with water. Add salt and pepper and cook until tender on low heat.
  7. Add in potatoes and cook a little longer until the potatoes are done.


Most Helpful

This is definitely Southern USA and sooo good. Definitely comfort food.

Mysterygirl September 30, 2002

I have made Green Beans & Potatoes Like this for years.( Married 55 years) I use bacon, Ham or Salt pork. My mother & grandmother always made them like this , Delicious. Thanks for posting this recipe so that other people can enjoy green beans prepared like this.

Barb Gertz September 26, 2002

This is the way my grandmother always made green beans and potatoes. I used fresh green beans and varied slightly from the recipe, to try to eliminate fat. I used an equivalent amount of Canadian bacon and added a couple of teaspoons of ham base. Great summer side dish

ratherbeswimmin' July 10, 2012

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