Southern Style Green Beans with Pork

Green Beans Fresh
Diana Rattray
  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings

Easy and delicious Southern-style green beans are flavored with salt pork or a small ham hock.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed, rinsed, and cut in 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 quart (4 cups) water
  • 1/4 pound diced salt pork or 1 small smoked ham hock
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • dash sugar

How to Make It

  1. Put the diced salt pork or the ham hock in a saucepan and add water to cover. Cover and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add green beans to the saucepan, along with the salt and sugar; cover and cook beans over medium heat for about 30 to 45 minutes, or until green beans are very tender. 
  3. If using ham hock, remove the meat from the bone, dice, and return to the green beans.

Serves 4.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 226
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 27 mg
Carbohydrates 46 g
Dietary Fiber 21 g
Protein 11 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)