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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Love this recipe however I also add corn beef brisket and cook it all in a slow cooker on low all day. 8-9 hours. Big hit with the whole family.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
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
I couldn't find good-looking green beans so I made this with a can of black beans instead and no salt pork. Cut down on the cooking time and it was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe to the letter, even added more butter. My family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
just delicious....delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were fantastic! I used whole canned green beans (drained and canned, sliced potatoes and adjusted the cook time. So tasty that you'll think Grandma made them. My 90 year old mother in law and husband loved them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loves these and I've been asked to make them again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't follow this recipe to the letter, substituting only bacon for the salt pork. But it really is very good. I cooked for family dinner, and everyone loved. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is just what I was looking for. Just like Momma makes um! Can't beat these for fresh green beans. I completely omitted the butter as there is no need at all for it in this recipe. Full of flavor from the bacon drippings and salt pork. Go buy some green beans and make this today! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! This recipe is absolutely delicious! My husband was even raving about it and couldn't keep from picking at it before dinner. I had never cooked fresh green beans and was looking for a recipe. This one tastes just like my great grandmother used to make. I made a few little changes. I too did not use salt pork. I used thick bacon and cut it into lardons then used the fat rendered from it. I also did not add the butter at the end and it was still delicious. I will definitely make this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, tasty, and YUMMY! Didn't use the salt pork, didn't have it. Only used about a teaspoon of bacon grease since it was all I had on hand. A teaspoon of salt, 1/4 tsp of each pepper and garlic powder since I don't have Paula's seasoning pre-made. Even through in a dash of Mrs. Dash. I also left out the 1/2 stick of butter and we just put a little bit of Smart Balance on our potatoes after we cut them open. Consensus at our house was, that too, we could have just eaten the pot of beans and potatoes, and nothing else, although the grilled pork chop on the side was an added bonus! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula, this recipe is so delicious. It is in my file to keep. Love it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are SOOOOO good! Yes, they are slap your mama good! lol I had these all the time growing up and was looking for the recipe and this is it and tasted even better! I didn't have the salt pork so I just sliced up some bacon and browned it in the dutch oven first before adding the rest. They turned out fabulous. I could've just eaten that and nothing else! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a recipe my grandma used to make and this is almost identical except for one minor change. After everything is done, I make a white cream gravy (with the bacon fat and chicken stock, flour, milk and tons of pepper and add it to the pot. This takes it over the top! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my goodness! These were to die for! My Mom was born and raised in the South but I had never had the beans with potatoes and onions. Talk about your comfort food: My Dutch hubby even loved them and he usually just likes his beans blanched well! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!!! AMAZING!!! I just used 3/4 pound of bacon and sliced it and cooked that instead. Then I did not add any butter. These beans and potatoes were DELICIOUS!! I mean I could have eaten the whole dutch oven full!!! Thanks Paula, YOU ROCK:) item not reviewed by moderator and published
once again paula rocks! I grew up with similar recipes with vegetables from our garden, and this one ranks right up there with grandmas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Raised on Southern cooking, I can attest that these are just like Nana used to make. They're not particularly healthy, but they sure do taste good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I used thick-sliced bacon cut into lardons, about a 1/2 lb, and used all the bacon grease from crisping the lardons. I also added the onion at the same time as the green beans and sub'd beef stock for the chicken broth since I had some open that needed to be used--it was perfect. I even forgot to add the butter, and we didn't miss it a bit. I didn't have any problem with too much salt, and I used the full 3 teaspoons of House Seasoning, so you may need to adjust for personal taste. I didn't bother with peeling the potatoes in the middle since most of mine were really too large to leave whole--just halved or quartered as needed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful and very tasty! I made this for a dept-wide potluck dinner at work and it was a big hit! I doubled the recipe and it was all gone within 45 min.! I personally thought it was too salty, but my co-workers loved it! When I make it for my teenagers, I cut back on the salt. We are having it tonight with pulled BBQ pork, thanks for the great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fantastic! Real southern flavor. I gave it a 4 only because it was really salty--next time I will use less salt, and maybe just a touch less fat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG ! ! ! ! Love it. Had this for Thanksgiving the first time and now we have it at least once a month on Sunday. I followed the recipe exactly and it feed 6 grown ups, we all had seconds and there was plenty for leftovers. Its a very salty southern meal that will have you begging for more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
How do I get the beans out of the can? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! Found 'Pole' Beans this time of year and they were wonderful. Best Green Beans I've had. Solid country cooking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best green beans ever! I took the beans off after 20 minutes and cooked the potatoes separately. They were perfect. I think that they would have been overcooked if I kept them on the whole time and with the potatoes. I did add some broth to the potatoes. I also used less salt then was called for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous, just like my mom made. Fortunately I was given a bunch of fresh green beans & had to search for a recipe. Tried this one and was totally delighted item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. I don't particularly care for beans, but my southern born husband said that these were the best green beans he's had in the last 50 years. Did I say delicious? item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were delicious. I didn't stick to the exact quantities but followed the basic recipe except I used thick sliced bacon in place of the pork. I agree with the other reviewers that you don't need to add salt. The bacon and broth give off plenty of salt. I also think you need to add the potato's earlier by about 10 minutes as I had to cook far longer to get the potato's cooked and that made the green beans more done than I would have liked but they were still fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
#1..do NOT add ANY salt until cooking is done and you have tasted this first. Original recipie was WAY TOO salty. I used olive oil in place of bacon grease, much tastier. I also suggest a few ounces of country style ham, chopped up, in place of bacon or other meat. I also reduced the cooking time of the green beans. One thing you must follow in this recipie.....USE THE FRESH BEANS!!!! Canned or otherwise will make a nasty mush of your recipie item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is top notch. But if you do not have red potatoes will work also but be sure and use fresh green beans. They are the bomb. If you want to make a change a good substitution for the potatoes is fresh corn sliced off the cob. Brown the corn in the bacon fat, remove and add back later so as to not overcook the corn. If you cannot find the pork fat in you store, pork bacon will work just fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always thought my fresh green beans and new potatos were good but followed Paula's recipe with chicken broth and these were out of this world good!!! I used a piece of country ham and deglazed pot with chicken broth...then added beans and more broth. Followed the rest as written. Fantastic!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So delish. Classic southern recipe! This is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't eat pork so I used turkey bacon and olive oil. I'm positive that this recipe would be 5-star-amazing with pork bacon and bacon fat (if you like pork). item not reviewed by moderator and published
Terrific recipe - always get terrific results and compliments from everyone at the table - even kids! It's not easy to find salt pork in my local store, so I use thick-sliced bacon instead. For those of you who are tempted to substitute frozen or canned green beans - do yourself a favor and try it with fresh. Fresh beans, although they require more work, are well worth the labor - they have a natural sweetness that tastes great with the savory flavors in the dish. Also good without the potatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Being from Kentucky and now in Michigan, this is the only way i cook my beans and potatoes, I've taught these northerners a few things about cooking!! Every summer i make these weekly, can't get enough of them..ive even done them in the crock when it is to hot to heat up the house but it does take awhile...so make the day before, always taste better the next anyways! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you Paula for taking me back to the "good old days". I haven't green beans and potatoes like this since I was a little girl, I'm now 64 years old. My family enjoyed their dinner and they keep talking about it. Absolutely delicious! from Cookie in Clevelanld, Ohio. My rating is 5 stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for Thanksgiving and they were a big hit. These were some of the best green beans I've ever had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am from the South and these are the best beans ever! I used canned green beans, and omit the salt pork, but this is my only way of cooking green beans now. Could not do without tis recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This makes the second time I have had to look up this "Wonderful" recipe. I filed the first and could not find it. I LOVE these green beans and even when we are having mashed potatoes I add the new poatoes because there is always someone that will pick them out and eat them. As to the remarks about the green beans being mushy...any good southern knows that green beans and new potatoes are alway the best about the 3rd time they are warmed up! The flavor just gets better and better. LOVE THEM Thank You. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for a crowd yesterday and they ate every bite. The beans have a lot of flavor, not blah like so many green bean dishes. It could be improved though: The cooking time is on the long side--reducing the simmering by 15-20 minutes would make the beans less mushy, and the dish would probably taste just fine without the butter thrown in at the end because there's plenty of pork fat for a zippy taste and pleasant mouth feel. But overall, a very flavorful, colorful side dish that everyone at my table really enjoyed. I will definitely make this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm starting to think Food Network Stars don't actually cook some of the recipes the network places on TV. Growing up in the South - this is a great dish- fresh green beans, pork fat, potatoes - what's not to like about that? Unless you think there is anything appetizing about eating fresh green beans that have been cooked over high heat for 10 mins - then stewed for 1 HOUR MORE? Could have just as well been eating green beans from a bad "boiled food" diner in the Atlanta airport.... Mine were mush after just 40 minutes. Recipe is great - just be careful on your cooking time with the beans. Add your potatoes when the beans are al dente - otherwise you'll end up with a mushy mess upon completing the 'poatoe' stage. Also, I had to cube up my red potatoes (1/2 in dice) so they cooked properly in the last 25 mins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe. The only issue I had was that I did not have fresh green beans so I used frozen and they are too mushy. Other than then everything has great flavor and I plan on making this a staple in my house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We omit the potatoes in this one for a great vegetable side that's easy to make and very delicious. The recipe makes a lot, so we are happy to have left-overs which save well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love the Green Bean's my son's love them and ask for the recipe. I make them for the holiday,s and there are never any left. Love your show! They are better than my Mom's. Carole Stockton,ca. 03-08-09 item not reviewed by moderator and published
Saw salt pork at the market today for the first time. Came home and did a recipe search. Had everything for this recipe. It is sooooo yummy. I did not add salt and am glad I had unsalted butter on hand. It was way salty enough with the low-sodium chicken broth. I loved how when all the broth and butter cooked down, it just made a luscious coating for the beans and potatoes. This one is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved these. We also fried up 4 slices of thick bacon and cooked the green beans in that. My husband wanted to put the onions in then - didn't but think we will next time. Our red potatoes weren't the little tiny ones so we cleaned, peeled a strip, and cut into quarters. Next time I'll just clean and quarter. We rushed the cooking time too. They were a huge hit. I bet they will be even better tomorrow. Needless to say, we will be making these again and again. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I brought this dish to a neighborhood dinner party that featured poached salmon. Everyone loved the dish and it totally disappeared. I changed the recipe a little to reduce the fat content. I used 3 slices of thick bacon( cut into bite size bits) which I browned in a dutch oven to render the fat and crisp the bacon bits. I cooked the beans a bit shorter time than recommended before adding the potatoes. Easy dish to prepare and a big hit. Will clearly make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I replaced the salt pork with 4 pieces of crisp fried bacon - wonderful - I cooked them in Grandmas chicken fryer, we were so stuffed and had leftovers for two days., First time I've ever used bacon grease in beans - always now. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is the first time I ever made good green beans! and man were they ever GOOD! I have tried to make fresh green beans in the past and they tasted really blan, but this recipe is terrific and everyone loved it and the beans where so full of flavor, the only thing next time I will make sure not to add to much salt and maybe I will add some ham like one of the other reviewers did, that sounds tastey. I love this recipe and will make more for sure item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another fine recipe from FN! Since there are only the two of us we cut recipe in half. It was great! And the "Queen-of-the-Kitchen made corn bread to go with it. I'm so full I may burst! Thanks, Jim in Idaho item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did change things up a bit, didn't put in the salt pork. But thought it was wonderful. Already fixed it twice, we loved it... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have the quantity of green beans or potatoes on hand, so I adjusted ("eyeballed")the amounts of each of the other ingredients accordingly. The only thing I added was a few pieces of smoked tasso to the browning bacon, and 2 cups more of the chicken broth (I love to dip cornbread in the "juice"). This was delicious, probably due to the broth, as I had always used plain water. Great dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made a vegan version of this, eliminating the pork fat, and butter. Just potatoes, green beans, onions, then drizzled olive oil and added fresh chives and rosemary. VERY delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was tasty, but then how can you ever go wrong with a mixture of green beans, potatoes, and pork fat? Sauteing the beans and potatoes did add flavor, but the same taste can be achieved with less fat by adding some ham cubes to the chicken broth and vegetable mixture and simmering. I also like to add onions. Three stars not for taste, but for higher fat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This reminds me of the boiled dinner that my mom used to make. Instead of the bacon she used pork shoulder. I really love what the bacon adds to this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the very best recipe for green beans and potatoes I have ever eaten. It had a lot of steps to prepare but well worth the effort. Plan to use this recipe for a lot of family gatherings. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Every year our family would serve green bean casserole. I do believe the Green beans with New Potatoes will be replacing it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I seen Paula making this on t.v. and it reminded of when I was younger and my mother used to make it. It turned out soooo good.This will become a regular on my Sunday table. Thanks Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for Thanksgiving to get away from the standard green bean casserole. They were so good I made them again for our pre-Christmas dinner! Everyone loved them! I left the potatoes out though because we already had the mashed potatoes. This recipe is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last year for our company luncheon and our family thanksgiving. This year I was asked to make it again for both occasions, and the request is already in for next year?s luncheon. It is the best tasting recipe you will find for county green beans. I have used it with Green Beans, Italian and Pole frozen beans and it is just as wonderful. Enjoy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula..believe it or not, my husband had never had green beans and potatoes? Anyway, made your recipe but added in chunks of ham, too. He loved it. He ate 3 servings and asked me to make it for his bachelor brother who eats dinner with us every sunday after football. I have been making these all my life, but tried yours and loved em, yummy. Mary Lou item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was the best greenbeans and new's I've ever cooked and eaten and I'm not a great chef to say the least item not reviewed by moderator and published
great recipe! my wife and I crave this side dish on a regular basis...I love to cook and totally recommend this to anyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I altered this slightly, by using beef bacon, since I don't eat pork......it was DELICIOUS! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love green beans and potatoes but instead of using salt pork i just used the leftover bacon grease i keep in the fridge item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent - I do not care for the potatoes but the beans are scrumptious, but take a little time and "be with it". item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a family reunion yesterday and it was a big hit. It seems to me that we used to have green beans prepared this way at Wednesday night church suppers when we were growing up, but I had forgotten about it until seeing Paula cook them up recently. The church ladies would be proud! Thanks, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves this recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is easy and pleasing. Even picky eaters liked it. It's nearly a meal in itself, or just have a meat with it. REALLY GOOD! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made these for Fathers Day dinner and my family could not get over how good these were. I didn't know what Salt pork was and I heard its hard to find in the west coast so I used a pound of bacon instead and it turned out really good. Thanks Paula, your helping me become a better cook and my husband thanks you too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
got to luv paula...very very great...great for holidays..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best green beans and potatoes you've ever tasted! Just like your Granny use to make. Not the quickest but so worth it. The flavors are mouth waterin' good and you don't even have to season the potatoes once there on the plate. This is a must try if you've never had southern green beans. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Southern recipe! It takes awhile to make, but boy is it worth it! My 10, 6, and 2 year old couldn't get enough green beans! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are wonderful. I made a pot for church pot luck. They were so good I had to make another for home. I just love Paula!! My wish is to meet her some day before I die! I loved her new book! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this green bean recipe. It is easy, and so delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this dish item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was excelent and I loved the wya the potatoes looked with the beans. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make, great southern green beans!!! We didn't even add the butter at the end and they didn't need it, just don't tell Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mom prepared this similarly when I was a kid. The beans did not need 30 minutes. I should have checked them earlier. We love onions, so I also served it with fresh chopped onions and a splash of apple cider vinegar (Penn Dutch style). Very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is excellent, but I don't like the potatoes in the mix. I made it without them, and the green beans were great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I first saw this the other day, I knew I had to have these. This dish reminded me when I was a little girl. Since I didn't have the ingredients, I had to improvise . I had to use flash frozen green beans, bacon and regular potatoes. I did use the chicken broth though.I let them cook for about 2 hours. Since my recipe and cooking method wasn't like Paulas, I wasn't sure how they would turn out. They were wonderful. Everyone loved them and came back for seconds. Next time I make them, I will use the correct ingredients and compare. Good job Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love this one because it is so easy to make and the kids love it with the meat and the flavors item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Have totally fell in love with this recipe and have made it a few times for friends who couldn't believe that I actually cooked it myself. Not being from the South I am having to learn how to cook like everyone here as well as introduce them to Califorina style eating, it has been fun for all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The green beans and potatoes were very tasty together. My family enjoyed this recipe very much. This is a definite keeper. I followed the recipe exactly as is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
so good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved the way the potatoes turned out! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved them. The kids loved 'em and so did I. My Husband's perents loved 'em. If u have not tryed these yet u dont no what ur missin! item not reviewed by moderator and published
certainly tasty, a bit greasy, perhaps too much butter, and I wonder what on earth was left of all the vitamins in the beans after so much cooking. I have always wondered how the great ta sting beans were so limp. Now I know. Anne Friday Harbor, WA item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was such a simple but good recipe. Here in Colorado we don't always have salt pork at our fingertips but I used bacon and it was still delicious! I just love Paula and all her recipes. I think I've cooked more of her recipes than anyone ever:) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful! Reminds me of when I used to visit my Aunt on her farm. Pick the green beans, dig the potatoes and then WOW! What a taste of childhood. I cut down on the fat by about 1/2, but otherwise - yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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