These beans are delicious..they taste like my mom used to make. I have made them several times and they are a hit with my family. I throw all of the ingredients in my crockpot and simmer on low for about 6-8 hours. The only change I make to the recipe is to use chunked boneless ham instead of the ham hocks. They still have a great flavor without the added fat of the ham hocks. They are great with homemade southern cornbread.
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!
Prep: 30 mins | Cook: 4 hrs | Total: 4 hrs 30 mins | Servings: 10
To make this amazing Slow-Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes you’ll need the following ingredients:
2 pounds fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
1 large onion, chopped
3 ham hocks
1 1/2 pounds new potatoes, quartered
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
ground black pepper to taste
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.
Per Serving: 200 calories; 9 g total fat; 29 mg cholesterol; 133 mg sodium. 20.6 g carbohydrates; 10.2 g protein.