Down-South Style Green Beans

Down-South Style Green Beans

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"This recipe can also be cooked in a crock pot, and simmered all day. If fresh green beans are not available, use frozen. Just good ol' Southern style green beans with FLAVA!!"


3 h servings 152 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 370 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the water, ham hock, and lard in a large pot over medium-high heat. Season with seasoning salt, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and add green beans. Simmer covered for about 2 hours.
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  1. 73 Ratings


This is the way I've been making green beans for the last 35 years. Now days, I usually throw them in the crock pot and let them cook all night and all the next day. Add a little bit more salt, ...

These beans were very tasty (very similar to the the beans I learned how to make from my granny and mama). My comments: 1) The original poster must have had a saltier ham hock than the ones I ge...

8/21/04 I did not like this recipe. The flavour was good, but the beans were too over cooked for my liking. They reminded both hubbie and I of canned beans. I don't like canned veggies at all! I...

This is "almost" the recipe my mother-in-law always used, which my husband's family called "Kentucky Beans". The beans are supposed to be over-cooked and cooked "low". My neighbor once told me, ...

This is a great recipe. I substituted a 4 ounce block of salt pork for the ham hock because my grocer didn’t have one the day I shopped. Next time I make this, I’ll probably add half a sweet o...

This is the way to make green beans if you are used to having them limp and cooked to death. That being said, they are delicious! I used bacon instead of ham hock and did not use any other fat. ...

This recipe is a great idea, but the cook time is too long, the seasonings need to be increased due to being diluted by the water, and there is no mention of using the meat from the ham hocks in...

This may very well be the best green beans ever! I had forgoten just how great green beans can taste. My grandmother made green beens like this in the 1950's. She always added cubed potatoes an...

Wow, I used frozen green beans and they came out awesome