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Southern Green Beans


1 pound
fresh green beans
1⁄4 cup
finely chopped onion
1⁄4 cup
chopped ham
1 Tablespoon
olive oil or butter
salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Snap the ends off the green beans and rinse the beans in water.
  2. Place the green beans in a pan of boiling water over medium high heat. Cover and cook beans for 6 to 8 minutes. Drain off the water.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and ham. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked green beans and 1/4 cup water to the skillet. Stir and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

    Photo and recipe adapted from Nutrition Matters.
Southern Green Beans
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes: 3 cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Last updated: 03/25/20