Green Beans with New Potatoes

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr 25 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 pounds fresh green beans
  • 1/4 pound salt pork, sliced
  • 1/4 cup bacon grease
  • 2 cups chicken broth, plus more if needed
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons House Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 12 small red potatoes
  • 1 onion, cut into slivers
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, sliced
  • Ground black pepper
Directions

Remove the ends from the beans. Snap the beans in 2 pieces, place into a colander, wash, and set aside to drain.

Meanwhile, in a large cast iron Dutch oven, lightly brown the salt pork in the bacon grease over medium heat, turning often, for approximately 10 minutes. Toss the green beans into the pot, stirring them with a wooden spoon to coat well with the pork fat. Add the broth and House Seasoning. Cook over medium-low heat, covered tightly, for approximately 30 minutes, or until the beans are half done.

While the beans are cooking, peel a center strip from each new potato with a potato peeler. At the end of 30 minutes, add the potatoes and onion to the beans; add 1/4 cup more broth, if needed. Cook, covered tightly, until the potatoes are tender, approximately 25 to 30 minutes, periodically checking the pot to make sure a small amount of liquid remains. When the potatoes are tender, tilt the lid slightly, off to the side of the pot, and continue to cook until the green beans are wilted, approximately 15 minutes. While cooking, add the butter and season with pepper.

House Seasoning:

1 cup salt

1/4 cup black pepper

1/4 cup garlic powder

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


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Dish sounds great, but is this a dish that can be done a day ahead of time- refrigerated and re-heated? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used bacon fat, a red pepper, 2 variety of onion and garlic with the fresh garden green beans...Excellant recipe, thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was soooo good. I to had to use bacon(6pieces) grand kids loved it. I cooked for the full time. I used only a little butter to finish & drained most of the bacon fat after browning it. Green beans from the garden. I'll be making this as a family regular. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this many times, a family favorite. I too use bacon instead of salt pork (1/4 lb. or more). I think maybe some people are going by the recipe for house salt and are using that measurement, I sure hope not, 1 tsp. more than enough. Anyway, I also don't cook for 1 full hour, sometimes 1/2 hour is enough if the potatoes are small. The butter is basically for the potatoes and is delicious for that. No one will be disappointed if they follow the recipe (except for the salt pork)!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I are preparing this recipe. We do not understand what you meant about peeling a center strip from each new potato with a potato peeler. What is the purpose of that? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Taste. Lots of praise on these beans item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous, fresh and tasty! Fresh is the way to go! Forget about canned green beans which taste like metal and have the texture of baby food! This required a little effort, but produced big results. A crowd pleaser for sure. I will be putting this in rotation for sure and maybe donating all of my "canned" green beans to a local homeless shelter! Might even prepare a mess of beans for them! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a great way to get your children to eat veggies! This dish is so delicious that I pass it to everyone I know! Thanks again Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this a few times now and it is awesome. I made a couple minor adjustments though. I do not add the butter, (you really won't miss it, and i use about 6 strips of bacon in place of the salt pork. This is a must try recipe, full of flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious, I was concerned about the salt pork, it was a lot salty than I thought it would be but it seasoned everything perfectly. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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