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Green Beans and Red Potatoes

Yield Makes 8 servings
This easy side dish features green beans, onions, and red potatoes boiled in chicken broth, with ham hocks added for a boost of flavor. 

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.