Southern Style Thanksgiving Green Beans

Southern Style Thanksgiving Green Beans

Kirk Warner 0

"This is a great recipe for Thanksgiving or any holiday. It has been in my family for many years. Hope you enjoy it."

Ingredients 4 h 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 144 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 18g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 907 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the water in a large pot, and mix in the green beans, ham hock, onion, garlic, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and cook 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 4 hours. Remove the ham hock, and slice the meat into small pieces. Return meat to the beans, and serve.
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Definetely a great recipe! I would make this again next year for Thanksgiving. I put all of the ingredients in my crockpot in the morning and let it cook on low for about 7 hours and it was delicious!


This was great!! This was our first attempt at homemade fresh green beans. We tried to make it a from-scratch Thanksgiving this year, and everything turned out great, including these beans!! . We threw 1/2 a pound of beans (enough for a side dish for 2), 4 slices of pan-fried bacon, cut up, in lieu of the hamhock (if we do bacon again, we'll do 2 slices), and 2 tbsp of brown sugar into the mix for fun, and the beans came out with just the right amount of sweet & salty (the bacon ended up a little sweet though, so next time, we'll try ham). . We cooked them on high in the crockpot for 20 minutes, then low for the next 3 1/2 hours while the turkey took its time. The beans turned out deliciously, just the right amount of tenderness and firmness and a great flavor. :)


Served this for Thanksgiving. Was a great hit would not change a thing. The vinegar is very important. My Brother-IN-Law took the recipe home with him.