Marina Neff Recipe

Ham, Potato, & Green Bean Stew

By Marina Neff Kittiecooks

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Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

Marina's Story

I was at a friends house one night to help with a political rally. For helping him, he fed us all this dish. I was so blown away by how simple it was and yet soooo tasty that I decided to work on my own version of it (his used canned greenbeans and canned white potatoes) This was the result.


hambone, with a good bit of meat on it. (leftover ham is good - or boneless ham cut into cubes) * ham on bone is best though.
1 medium
onion diced finely
4 - 5 medium
potatoes cut into 2 inch chunks
1 lb
green beans, fresh cut into smaller pieces
6 - 8 c
salt, pepper, and dill to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

In stock pot ( or crock pot ) place ham and water and bring to a boil. Boil for an hour or till meat starts to come off the bone, then remove ham from the pot to take meat off the bone. When cool enough to handle, cut ham into bite sized pieces
Sautee the onion in about a tbsp of oil and then add to boiling ham stock in the crock pot along with the greenbeans and cook just till they're tender but still crisp.
Add ham back to the crock pot and add potatoes and seasonings, turn heat down to low and simmer till potatoes are fork tender.
Tastes great with a side salad and some crusty french bread

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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Robyn Jones cville_cookie
Feb 22, 2012
Yes, I think I would. The next time we have some ham or a hambone, I'll give it a go.
Marina Neff Kittiecooks
Feb 20, 2012
Hi Robyn, There is just something about ham and green beans that screams comfort... as well as the potatoes which soak up all the flavor. Last time I stayed with my mother in law I made it for her with some left over hambone she had from christmas dinner. Not only did she have seconds (something she almost never does) but we had some for lunch a couple days later and ate the last of it the following week. I hope you try it, I think you'll enjoy that almost as much as your mom's version. :-)
Robyn Jones cville_cookie
Feb 19, 2012
My mother has made something very similar to this for many years, and now my sisters and I do, too. The only thing different is that we use hamburger instead of the hambone/ham. The green beans, potatoes, onion and hamburger just taste sooo good together! We love it! I'm sure it would be really tasty this way, too. :0)
Eva Lewis EvaFromDayton
Jul 18, 2011
Marina Neff Kittiecooks
Jul 16, 2011
omg yes. Ok... you must be my clone or something. LOL