Country Green Beans and Ham

8 to 10 servings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ham shank, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups thinly sliced yellow onions
  • Salt
  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • Water
  • In a large saucepan, with a lid, over medium heat, add the oil. Season the ham with black pepper. Add the ham and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside. Add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the reserved ham and beans back to the pan. Cover the beans completely with water. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, partially cover and cook for 2 hours. Remove from the heat and reseason if necessary

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I only had a pound of green beans, but even considering that; the cooking time listed in the recipe is entirely too long. The beans started turning army green which is not how we like our green beans. I cooked the beans and the rest about a half hour which was just slightly too long. I did add chopped red potatoes and garlic as one reviewer suggested which were yummy. Will make again, but just shorten the final cooking time quite a bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cut this down using 1 lb of green beans and half of a ham shank. Added 2 cloves of sliced garlic to 1/2 an onion sauted in hot chili oil. Also added 1 lb of red potatoes about 20 min before done. In addition to adding salt, I added a bit of Emeril's Essence. This dish was warm and comforting. Best tasting green beans I have ever had. Only thing I'll do next time is cut down the cooking time. This small amount did not need the full 2 hours. Served with rotisseried chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Takes a little time, but fairly easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum Yum Yum. and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for my wife, she's down with the sniffles. Cheered her right up. If you throw in a few potatoes (cubed small) with the beans, they'll fall apart into the broth... A yummy accident. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you're lucky enough to have a Southern mom, grandmother or in-law, you've tasted these green beans (in the South they're called "snaps"). This recipe is the real deal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
True Southern geen beans. Don't cut the cooking time. There better the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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