Everyone thinks of Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes as a Thanksgiving Side. The funny thing is, we eat this favorite Southern Style Dish any ol’ time at my house.
No need for a special occasion for Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes! I’m going to do something I almost NEVER do and give you this recipe for almost ALL the ways you might want to cook it.
HOW TO SEASON SOUTHERN GREEN BEANS AND NEW POTATOES WITH BACON OR WITH A HAM HOCK.
You are ON THE RIGHT track, my dear, if you are looking to add some flavor using bacon or a ham hock in your Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes
All you need to do is to:
- Add the bacon when you add the green beans (if following my recipe below)
- Add the ham hock when you add the green beans (if following my recipe below)
- Put the bacon or ham hock into the crockpot with you beans and potatoes
- Place the bacon or ham hock into the pressure cooker with your Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes when you seal everything in.
HOW DO YOU MAKE SOUTHERN GREEN BEANS TASTE GOOD?
I know you and see you! You are being an adult and just trying to figure out how to make things taste good!
You’ll find some secrets to Terrific Canned Green Beans in my post on that subject.
Another great tip for making green beans taste good? Can your own! They are truly the BEST and you can find out how to do that RIGHT HERE!
HOW TO COOK SOUTHERN GREEN BEANS AND NEW POTATOES IN THE CROCKPOT
If you are wanting to cook green beans and new potatoes in the crock pot or slow cooker, simply use the ingredients I list below (not the full pot of water) and place them in the crockpot in the morning. Add 1 cup of water. Set on low and allow to cook for 8 hours.
That was easy, right?
HOW TO COOK SOUTHERN GREEN BEANS AND NEW POTATOES IN THE PRESSURE COOKER
I know that everyone has an Instant Pot these days except me. I have a stove top pressure cooker. The results are the same though, so simply use this information and program your Instapot or whatever kind of pressure cooker you have.
Add all of the ingredients listed below in the recipe (not the full pot of water) and place them in your pressure cooker all at once together. Add 1 Cup of water. Bring the pressure cooker up to pressure and allow to cook on full pressure at 4 minutes and then allow to come back down to room pressure naturally.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SOUTHERN GREEN BEANS AND NEW POTATOES
- Wash the new potatoes before using and pull off any little vine pieces that may be adhering.
- Drain the water from your can of green beans.
- Use Italian Green beans (that’s what we like), regular green beans or frenched green beans, however, the frenched may need much less cooking time.
- If you have a variety of sizes of potatoes, cut the larger ones in half or quarters so that they are roughly the same size as the smaller ones so that they cook at the same rate.
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SUPPLIES I USE FOR SOUTHERN GREEN BEANS AND NEW POTATOES
I simply cook my southern green beans and new potatoes on the stove top, however, if you are looking for a pressure cooker, this Calphalon cooker is the one that I own and I can recommend it. I use it all the time. (This is an affiliate link to Amazon so that you can click the photo and be taken straight to Amazon to compare prices).
Don’t forget your Broth Concentrate. There are several to choose from, this is the brand that I use. You can find it in the soup aisle at the grocery store or you can purchase on Amazon by clicking this photo. I am an Amazon affiliate and receive compensation when you purchase through this link. Thank you, I appreciate the support.
A VERSE TO SHARE
Something that concerns me greatly today is the number of espoused Christians who avoid talking about Jesus as the Son of God. Have you noticed this? It is so disturbing.
It is so strange to hear the denial of all the things that we associate with Jesus as Christ uttered by those who say they are devout Christians. I expect this from people I know who are Atheists.
Because I run across this occasionally, I have searched for the Word about this subject and I thought I would share it with you today. Please dig out your Bible and read the rest of the passage. It is too big to put in this post, but you can read it yourself.
1 John 4: 1-6
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.
THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTICHRIST.
This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
THESE PEOPLE ARE FROM THE WORLD.
They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.
We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
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THE RECIPE FOR SOUTHERN GREEN BEANS AND NEW POTATOES
This is a simple recipe for southern Green Beans and New Potatoes
- 12 small red potatoes
- 4 slices of thick cut bacon hickory or applewood smoked is best.
- 2 tbs whole butter
- 1 Vidalia onion chopped or any yellow onion
- 2 large cans (28 oz) of green beans - drained
- 1 tsp white granulated sugar
- 1 tsp heaping chicken broth concentrate.
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium sized saucepan, place the red potatoes and cover with water. Boil over medium high heat until a fork can pierce the potatoes easily.
Drain the potatoes and set them aside.
In the same saucepan, place 4 slices of bacon and allow to fry until crispy.
When crispy, remove the bacon and set aside.
Add the butter to the bacon drippings and heat over medium heat till melted. Add the chopped onions and cook till translucent.
Cut the bacon into pieces and add back to the saucepan.
Drain the cans of green beans and pour into the saucepan.
Add the potatoes back to the saucepan. Add water to come about halfway up the level of the green beans in the saucepan (about a cup of water) (read step 9 before you add the water).
Add 1 tsp sugar and Add 1 heaping tsp of chicken broth concentrate (if you do not have broth concentrate, then add chicken broth instead of water in step number 8).
Stir well and when beans start to steam and boil, they are done. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
Simple recipe for Southern Green beans and new potatoes