Country Green Beans and Ham

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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2 tablespoons olive oil

1 ham shank, cut into 1-inch pieces

Freshly ground black pepper

2 cups thinly sliced yellow onions


3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed



  1. 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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