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Fresh Green Beans

Marie Cook
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People


  • Crock Pot


  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Chopped Onion
  • Ham Hock
  • New Potatoes
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste


  • This is a no recipe, recipe. You can make this with any amount of beans, onions and potaotes you like or happen to have on hand and it will turn out beautifully. Just clean and half your green beans, chop up some onion and put them in a crock pot with the biggest juicest ham hock you can find. (If you can't find a ham hock you can use a ham bone or simply cut up some big pieces of ham from a ham steak and that will work as well.) Add enough water to just cover the beans and cook on high for 4-6 hours until the beans are soft and the ham is falling apart tender. About an hour before you want to serve wash and quarter several new potatoes, use as many as you like and add to the crock pot with salt and pepper. Wait to salt until you add the potatoes as the salt will cause the beans to break down too fast if you add it at the begining.
    Serve in a shallow bowl with lots of fresh corn bread.