Green Beans and Red Potatoes

Green Beans and Red Potatoes Recipe
This easy side dish features green beans, onions, and red potatoes boiled in chicken broth, with ham hocks added for a boost of flavor. 


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1/2 pound smoked ham hocks
3 quarts chicken broth
2 1/2 pounds fresh whole green beans, trimmed
1 large onion, sliced
1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, halved
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 bay leaf
Freshly ground pepper (optional)
Salt to taste


Bring ham hocks and chicken broth to a boil in a large Dutch oven; reduce heat to low, and simmer about 20 minutes.

Add green beans and next 4 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer about 30 minutes or until beans and potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper, if desired. Add salt to taste.

July 2003
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