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southern green beans

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a recipe by
Patsy Fowler
Anderson, SC

this is a recipe my mom gave me it is good and got great flavor

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serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For southern green beans

  • 6 c
    fresh, snapped green beans (do not cook the whole)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1-2 slice
    uncooked bacon or ham hock
  • 1 md
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder

How To Make southern green beans

  • 1
    place the snapped beans in a large pot. cover beans with at least 2-4 inches water (over top of beans).
  • 2
    place all other ingredients in the pot (slice onion in half).
  • 3
    place pot on medium heat and bring to a slow boil.
  • 4
    here's the secret and the most important part of the recipe. cook the beans until they are very tender and have a dark green color.
  • 5
    when cooked properly, they will not be bright green. this should take from 1-2 hours (perhaps longer if you cook a larger quanity).
  • 6
    taste the beans during the last half hour of cooking for salt. they should have a distinct, but faint saltness. don't over do it but add salt, if necesarry
  • 7
    note:monitor the water in the pot very closely. you want to boil the water down to just a 1/2 cup or so, but do not allow the water to boil away.

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