Country Style Green Beans, Ham & New Potatoes

Donna Graffagnino


Everyone has their own recipe for cooking fresh green beans and this is mine. It's a little kicked up and a lot delicious. I know you'll love it.

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15 Min


3 Hr


Stove Top


1 large
bunch of fresh green beans, cleaned and snapped
1 large
onion, halved and sliced thin
1 bunch
green onions, sliced thin
1 medium
green bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp
bacon grease
3-4 c
chicken stock
1/4 c
beer (or more to taste)
1/2 lb
ham seasoning
1 Tbsp
dried parsley
1-2 tsp
creole seasoning
1 Tbsp
fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp
8-10 small
new potatoes, washed

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large soup pot add all ingredients except potatoes - heat over medium heat until it comes to a boil. You want to have enough liquid to just barely cover the beans. Reduce heat and simmer another 2 - 3 hours.
Check for seasoning and adjust as needed. If it tastes a little salty it's OK, the potatoes will soak some of that up. The beans should be very tender and beginning to fall apart.
Add the new potatoes and push them down into the beans so that they're covered with liquid. If more liquid is needed add more chicken stock or water.
Raise heat to medium and bring liquid to a boil - cover and boil for 20 minutes or until potatoes are done. Taste again and adjust seasoning as needed. Enjoy!
NOTES: The beer and the bacon grease make all the difference in the taste so don't leave that out.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American