Recipe by keen5
I love homemade ham & green beans with potatoes, served with a skillet of cornbread and sweet tea! For this recipe, I took two "soul-food" recipes I had and combined them to come up with this one. It's just the way I like it. You can adjust the amounts of ingredients to your own taste. If I use ham hocks, I usually only add one or two slices of bacon for added flavor, just because I like bacon flavor. But if I don't have ham hocks, I use 4- 6 slices of bacon.
Top Review by Autumn H.
My favorite summer recipe! I don't add the onion or parsley. I use a little less garlic and a pinch more cayenne for extra kick. I use fresh veggies from a local farm. This with fried cornbread is a family favorite!
- 1 -2 ham hock
- 1 -6 slice bacon (raw)
- 2 onions, coarsely sliced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 -2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic, to taste
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon parsley (optional)
- 2 -3 lbs fresh green beans
- 1 lb potato, quartered, peeled
Directions See How It's Made
- Place ham hock and bacon in large Dutch oven pot or soup pot; cover with water.
- Bring to a rapid boil.
- Turn burner to medium to medium-high and let it come to a medium boil.
- Add the sliced onion.
- Let this cook while you wash and snap your beans (about an hour or more).
- Wash beans, cut off ends and break in half.
- Add beans, salt, sugar, garlic, pepper and parsley to the ham hocks.
- Let it come to a boil, then turn burner to medium, to medium-low.
- Let it slow boil for about an hour or more or less, depending on how well you like your beans cooked.
- About 15-20 minutes before done, add your potatoes.
- Boil until tender.