Southern Style Green Beans and Potatoes


Try making Ham, Green Beans, and Potatoes for the best side dish to pair with any meal. Filling, comforting, and the perfect Southern-style green beans everyone will love.


– 2 tablespoons olive oil – 1 pound ham – 1 medium white onion, finely chopped – 2 cloves garlic, minced – ½ teaspoon seasoning salt – ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper – 6 cups low sodium chicken broth/stock, plus more as needed – 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half – 4 medium red potatoes, cleaned and quartered

Add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large pot and once hot, carefully swirl it around the pot to make sure the bottom is evenly coated. Add the 1 pound of ham and allow it to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often.

Step #1

Add in the 1 medium finely chopped white onion and stir with the meat until the onion softens, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Step #2

Add in the 2 cloves of minced garlic and continue cooking for another 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in the ½ teaspoon seasoning salt and ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (red pepper flakes).

Step #3

Pour in the 5 cups (reserving 1 cup for later) of the low sodium chicken broth or stock. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the 2 pounds fresh green beans and 4 medium quartered red potatoes.

Step #4

Cover the pot with a lid and allow the beans to cook for about 1 hour, until the green beans have softened a bit and the potatoes are fork tender.

Step #5

Taste the green beans and if any additional salt, ground black pepper, or hot sauce is needed then you may add it to your preference. Serve warm and enjoy!

Step #6

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