Southern Style Green Beans and New Potatoes

Diane Hopson Smith


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!


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4 to 6
10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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
2 or 3 Tbsp
pimento, diced (i used jarred) optional


1Wash, 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.
2Place 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.
3Cook over medium heat until beans and potatoes are tender. Stir in pimento if desired. Remove bacon strips before serving.

About Southern Style Green Beans and New Potatoes

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