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Southern Green Beans and Potatoes

Southern Green Beans and Potatoes

This flavorful and filling Southern Green Beans and Potatoes recipe is perfect as a main course or a side dish. It's guaranteed to be a family favorite!
Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Southern Green Beans and Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 1 lb fresh green beans washed and cut
  • 1/2 lb ham cubes
  • 4 large russet potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil


  • Place the ham and onions into a large pot. Drizzle the vegetable oil into the pot, and turn the heat to medium. Brown the ham, and the onions then pour in the water.
  • Turn the heat up to medium high, and let boil for 30 minutes.
  • Add in the green beans, and reduce the heat to medium.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes, then add in the potatoes.
  • Cook until the potatoes are tender.
  • Serve!