Southern Green Beans

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Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
10 MIN

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Cook time:
20 MIN

Silouette of 2 people

6 Servings


Serving Size:
1/2 cup


  • 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


Snap the ends off the green beans and rinse the beans in water.
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.
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and ham. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the cooked green beans and 1/4 cup water to the skillet. Stir and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours. Photo and recipe adapted from Nutrition Matters.