Grandmothers Southern Green Beans


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Why I Love This Recipe

This is a recipe that I like to include in my menu when making a good ole southern meal. My sister passed it on to me after getting the recipe from our grandmother.


Ingredients You'll Need

1 lb green beans, washed
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 lb or so of some sort of cured pork: bacon, salt pork, ham hocks
Pepper to taste (lots!)


Directions

To prepare the beans, you want to remove the ends and break (or cut) the beans into about 1" lengths.


In a large pot, saute your pork for a few minutes to release some of the fat (don't need to fully cook it. It's there just for flavor. You're not gonna eat it)


Toss in the onions and saute until just tender. Add your beans, and cover with water. Lots of water cuz they're gonna simmer for a while. Sprinkle a good teaspoon of pepper in the pot and bring just to a boil


Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 - 45 minutes or until the beans are good and cooked. Not crisp tender....but soft! During the cooking time you may need to add another cup or two of water.


Remove pork and discard....(thanks for coming....you guys were wonderful)


Season as needed....most likely will not need much if any salt with all that salty, fatty pork.


Drain and serve


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