grew up with green beans, potatoes and ham. So I decided to put a fun twist on this family favorite. I have always wanted to try bacon as the ham element and what better way to cook this recipe than in a crockpot!
I am happy to report that this recipe was loved by the entire family. I was able to use vegetarian bacon to make this vegetarian friendly for Darryl, and it also turned out great. This quick and easy side is perfect for any family occasion.
“I make this dish often; I have never really measured the ingredients, but can give you a reasonable approximation. Note: Freeze leftover cooking liquid, and then add to bean soup, ham or cabbage dishes, or use to cook dumplings in. It’s delicious!”
To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:
2 lb fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
1 large onion, chopped
3 ham hocks
1 1⁄2 lb new potato, quartered
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp seasoning salt
1 tbsp chicken bouillon, granules
1 ground black pepper, to taste
How to make it:
Halve beans if they are large, place in a slow cooker with water to barely cover and add onion and ham hocks. Cover and cook on High until simmering. Reduce heat to Low and cook for 2 to 3 hours or until beans are crisp but not done.
Add potatoes and cook for another 45 minutes. While potatoes are cooking, remove ham hocks from slow cooker and remove meat from bones. Chop or shred meat and return to slow cooker. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning salt, bouillon, and pepper. Cook until potatoes are done, then adjust seasoning to taste.
To serve, use a slotted spoon to put beans, potatoes, and ham into a serving dish with a little broth.