Southern-Style String Beans

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 10 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

Ingredients

1/2
pound boneless smoked ham or pork chops, cubed
1 1/2
pounds fresh green beans, cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces
1
medium onion, cut into eighths
1
cup water
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Mix all ingredients in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 6 to 8 hours or until beans are tender.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Southern "string" beans are traditionally simmered in a ham broth made with a ham bone or ham hock until tender and very flavorful. They're considered a real treat in the South. This recipe uses smoked ham or pork chops because they're easier to find.

Serve this summertime southern side dish with fried chicken, fresh lemonade and coconut layer cake. It's like having a picnic at your dining room table.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
Saturated Fat
1g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
530mg
Total Carbohydrate
5g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.