Southern-Style String Beans

A few ingredients are all that it takes to look forward to tender green beans and smoked ham in a southern-style side dish.

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

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

  • 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.

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 PER SERVING

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