Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes

by Sheryl

The solution for busy evenings is slow cookers, and this quick meal assembles in a few minutes. In slow cookers, onions, green beans, and ham combine with just the necessary water to cover — dinner is ready three to four hours later, and cleanup is also a snap since it was all cooked in one pot. Slow-Cooker Green Beans, Ham, and Potatoes is a delicious slow cooking side dish in southern style. Fresh green beans seasoned with bacon, garlic, and onion make the best bacon and potatoes in the pot. A good one-pot meal, it’s a complete dinner by itself. It’s easy to prepare the slow cooker, and this recipe helps you to use the leftover ham. I like to serve it fresh from the garden, freshly sliced onion, and cornbread.

Ingredients:

2 lbs of fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
(1) large chopped onion
(3) ham hocks
1 1/2 pounds new potatoes, quartered
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp seasoning salt
1 tbsp chicken bouillon granules
ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Halve the beans when they are large, place them in a slow cooker to barely cover with water, and add the onion and ham hocks. Cover, and cook to simmer on High. Bring the heat to low and cook for about 2 to 3 hours, or until the beans are crisp but not done.

2. Add potatoes, and cook an additional 45 minutes. While cooking potatoes, remove ham hocks from the slow cooker, and remove meat from bones. Chop meat or shred it, then return to a slow cooker. Add and season with powdered garlic, onion powder, salt, bouillon, and pepper seasonings to taste. Cook until potatoes are finished, then season to taste.

3. For serving, put the beans, the potatoes and the ham in a serving dish with some broth with a slotted spoon.

Tip:

Do not freeze the potatoes as it never goes well when cooking it.

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