Southern Style Green Beans and New Potatoes

Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

One of my favorite vegetables fresh out of the garden is green beans. When I was growing up, I remember a man that use to come through our neighborhood in a wagon pulled by a mule. He always had fresh vegetables and while I know my mother purchased other veggies I can still picture those baskets of green beans and new potatoes in my head.

This is such an easy dish and it's the way my mother cooked them. I especially loved it when she added new potatoes. The potatoes seem to take in the flavor of the beans, bacon and onions. All you need is a slice of hot cornbread...Mmmm good!

Enjoy!


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Serves:

4 to 6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 or 5 c
fresh green beans, snapped
3 or 4
new potatoes
1/2 small
onion, chopped
chicken broth or water
salt to taste
3 slice
bacon
2 or 3 Tbsp
pimento, diced (i used jarred) optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash, clean and snap green beans. Wash new potatoes and remove any bad spots; cut in half. NOTE: if potatoes are small enough it's not necessary to cut in half.
2
Place beans, potatoes, and onion in appropiate size pot, cover beans with chicken broth or water. Add salt to taste and place strips of bacon on top.
3
Cook over medium heat until beans and potatoes are tender. Stir in pimento if desired. Remove bacon strips before serving.

About this Recipe

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