Buttered Green Beans

Oxmoor House
10 to 12 servings


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3 pounds fresh green beans
5 cups water
1 (1/2-pound) ham hock
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup butter or margarine


Remove strings from beans. Cut beans into 1 1/2-inch pieces, and wash.

Place water and ham hock in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1 hour. Add beans, sugar, salt, and pepper; cook 50 minutes or until beans are tender. Remove from heat; drain and add butter. Cover and let stand 5 minutes or until butter is melted. Toss beans well before serving.

Created date

February 2010