Fresh Summer Green Beans

Fresh Summer Green Beans Recipe

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gaynel mohler


I go to a farm in early summer, that sells their fresh produce and can't wait to get home and put a pot of these on the stove. They are so good. I make a huge pot full and eat on it for a couple days.


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45 Min
2 Hr


  • 2 c
    dry pinto beans, that are washed and have soaked in water a few hours
  • 2 to 3 lb
    fresh green beans
  • 2
    onions, coarsley chopped
  • 6 to 8
    new red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 lb
    cubed ham
  • 1/2 stick
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    ham flavoring granules

How to Make Fresh Summer Green Beans


  1. In large pot, cover pinto beans and onions with water. Over medium high heat, bring to a boil, turn heat down and continue cooking, stirring occassionally and adding water as needed until beans are almost totally tender.
  2. add fresh green beans, ham and seasonings, more water to cover and continue cooking, covered.
  3. when beans are tender, add potatoes. Make sure there is enough liquid covering vegetables as it cooks down.
  4. when potatoes are fork tender. Add butter. stir in and dish out.

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