This southern classic is always a hit! Fresh fro the garden or not, it's still delicious.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: green beans and potatoes
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
2lbsfresh, frozen or canned green beans (If fresh, remove ends and break into pieces and wash the beans)
6or 7 red potatoescut in pieces (I have made this using any kind of potatoes)
1 to 2cupschicken broth or 114.5 ounce can (You don't have to use the chicken broth. I just think it makes them better)
1ham hockCan use cooked ham, bacon, pork jowl or salt pork about a half cup, chopped
2 to 3cupswater
1/2cupfinely diced onionOptional
Combine all ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil, then turn to medium low and cook about 1 1/2 hours until potatoes are done and water has cooked down. You can also do this in the crockpot and let cook on low 6 to 7 hours or high 4 hours.
You can add a couple teaspoons bacon drippings if you are just using ham. This will add flavor to the beans.