This is my husband's favorite dish, hands down. We all love it. It's a great way to use up leftover holiday ham, and you can vary the amounts according to what you have. The taste all rides on the quality of your ham so be sure it's not a bland one. I do add a little Summer Savory since I put that in anything with green beans. I serve it as an entree since it has everything all in one pot - just make some cornbread and you're all set. It keeps well for lunches later.
Green Beans with Ham and Potatoes
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 2 1/2 cups diced smoked ham
- 2 large sweet onions, diced
- 3 (1-pound) packages frozen cut green beans, thawed
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 pound small new potatoes, halved
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 small red bell pepper, diced
- Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add ham, and sauté 5 minutes. Add onion, and sauté 5 minutes. Add green beans and next 4 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring in bell pepper during the last 2 to 3 minutes.
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