This is how my Polish mother used to make beans, except she'd use salt pork and much less chicken broth and allow the beans to cook in their own juice. That would keep the sodium level down. But it's the basic way she always made beans from the garden.
Basic Pot of Pole Beans
Keiko123 Posted: 03/05/12
zildraw Posted: 10/21/12
This is the way to do pole or half runner beans. I needed a way to use half runners I got in my CSA box. We'd never had these before. These were great. I just eyeballed the chicken broth, you don't need as much as the recipe calls for. And I had a red onion on hand, so that's what I used. Bacon and onion - how could it go wrong? I may even seek these beans out just to have this recipe again!
steponme Posted: 03/26/12
Sooo good. Reminded me of the holidays the way my mother use to make fresh green beans when I was little.
DecaturAla Posted: 11/02/13
If you want your pole beans rubbery, then by by all means cook them 30 minutes. Mama always said pole beans are tough; that's why we Southerners cook them for hours.