Fresh Green Beans

Oxmoor House
8 servings


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2 pounds fresh green beans
6 cups water
1 (1/4-pound) ham hock
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of sugar


Remove ends from green beans, and cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces. Wash beans.

Place water and ham hock in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add beans, salt, and sugar; cover, and cook 20 minutes or until tender.

Note: For Southern-style green beans, cook over low heat about 2 hours or until very tender.

Created date

February 2010