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Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes

This favorite Southern Style Dish yields the most flavorful beans and perfectly cooked new potatoes ever tasted. Snuggled down in the best pot liquor (southern speak) that ever passed your lips.

And this recipe shows you ALL the ways you can do it, in the oven, on the stove top, in a pressure cooker, instapot and in a crock pot.

green beans and new potatoes in a blue bowl with napkin and spoon

Southern Green Beans and new potatoes recipe

Why This Green Beans and New Potatoes Recipe Works…

  • Easy with common ingredients you already have at home. 
  • Uses natural ingredients to impart SUPERIOR flavor.
  • Nothing goes together better than green beans, bacon and potatoes!

Here’s How You Do Green Beans and New Potato Recipe! 

(Crock Pot version)

STEP 1. 

Place everything into the crock pot together. Set it on low. 

Adding all of the ingredients to the green crockpot bowl

Green beans and new potatoes recipe

STEP 2

Arrive 6-8 hours later with PERFECT green beans and new potatoes!

placing the new potatoes in the crockpot on top of the green beans

adding the potatoes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How Can I Make Southern Green Beans Taste Good? 

  • It can be HARD to learn to eat your veggies!
  • Make your green beans taste good by using broth, enough salt, sugar, bacon, cayenne and a splash of vinegar! (See the Recipe!).

How Do I Season Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes with Bacon or 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.

Can I Freeze Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes Recipe?

Yes, Absolutley!  

  1. Place in a freezer safe container,
  2. squeeze out as much air as you can,
  3. label with the date,
  4. freeze for up to 3 months. 

How Long is Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes Recipe Good for? 

  • Keep covered and they will last about 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • Don’t allow to sit out for more than 2 hours

How To Cook Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes in the Crock Pot

  • 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 full pressure and
  • Allow to cook on full pressure at 4 minutes and
  • Then allow to come back down to room pressure naturally.

What Can I Serve With Green Beans and New Potatoes?

Try them for a cookout! Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs and the Biggest Best Burger LOVE green bean side dishes!

Always make a lovely side dish with scalloped potatoes or scalloped corn!

Tips & 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.
  • Canned green beans offer a great way to retain flavor and safe green beans for the entire year. 
  • 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.

PRO TIP:  If you are cooking in the crockpot, there is no need to precook anything. Simply toss it all in and forget about it until supper time 6-8 hours later.

IF YOU ENJOYED SOUTHERN GREEN BEANS AND NEW POTATOES, YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY…

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Southern Green Beans and new potatoes

Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes

Easy Dump and GO recipe for these Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes!  Filling, delicious dinner option! 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green beans and new potatoes, green beans and potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 169kcal

Ingredients

  • 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 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp heaping chicken broth concentrate.
  • 1/2 tsp white or cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 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. (about 15 minutes)
  • 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 Tbs 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). Add the vinegar and cayenne.
  • Stir well and when beans start to steam and boil, they are done. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

General Tips:
  • 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 , 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.
SUBSTITUTIONS: 
  • It's fine to use regular potatoes, just cut into bite size pieces before cooking. 
  • Use any type of oil you prefer.
  • Use chicken stock if you can't find concentrate, just substitute the broth for the water and the concentrate. 
  • If you are concerned about the cayenne (I promise, it won't be too hot), just leave it out. 
  • Use 2 Tbs hot sauce if you don't have cayenne.
  • It's fine to use a butter substitute.
  • Cider vinegar usually tastes best, but white vinegar works too. 
  • Lemon juice will work if you don't have vinegar. Use the same amount.
  • Use 1/2 tsp liquid smoke if you prefer over bacon. 
PRO TIP:  If you are cooking in the crockpot, there is no need to precook anything.  Simply toss it all in and forget about it until supper time 6-8 hours later.  

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 515mg15%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 23.3mg28%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This recipe first appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes on June 7, 2018 and has been updated with process photos, “why this recipe works”, “heres how to do it”, FAQ’s, new tips and tricks, Pro Tip, Nutrition information and a video***

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Moxie

Friday 13th of July 2018

This is just how I love my green beans too!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 13th of July 2018

A girl after my own heart!

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