Thursday, June 12, 2008

Southern Style Green Beans with New Potatoes

If you are afraid to eat anything with a little fat in it then forget about this recipe.... but if you want a delicious, truly down home side dish then make this now! Nothing is better than the combo of bacon, new potatoes & fresh string beans. This is real comfort food. When I see fresh Green Beans this is the dish that immediately comes to mind and it is so simple to prepare. If you take a minute to think back then you will remember these are the beans that Grandma used to make. So lets get started and make some Southern Style Green Beans with New Potatoes.


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Wash the green beans and remove the stems if any, snap or cut off the ends.Place in strainer and set aside.
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In a large saucepan or medium Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until it has rendered most of its fat and has begun to brown. about 5 minutes. Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.

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Add the green beans and enough water just to cover the beans, or chicken broth if using broth. If the 2 cups chicken broth does not cover the beans, add some additional water enough to cover the beans. Add Paula Deen’s House Seasoning and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low cover the pan and simmer until the beans are very tender, about 30 minutes for one pound of beans & 1 hour for 2-3 pounds. (I used one pound for this recipe) Stirring occasionally adding more water if necessary to keep the beans covered.

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While the beans are cooking, peel a center strip from each new potato with a potato peeler. At the end of 30 minutes, add the potatoes and cook, covered tightly, until the potatoes are tender, approximately 25 to 30 more minutes, periodically checking the pot to make sure a small amount of liquid remains.


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When the potatoes are tender, add pepper and the 4 Tablespoons butter tilt the lid slightly, off to the side of the pot, and simmer until the butter melts. Mix gently be careful not to mush and break the potatoes. Remove from heat & serve. Place potatoes and green beans in serving bowl season with more pepper if desired. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!! This is a wonderful side dish to any meal.


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Southern Green Beans & New Potatoes

4 - slices bacon, cut in half or thirds (what ever you prefer)
1/4 of a medium onion, finely chopped
1 - 2 - pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed
8 - 10 small new potatoes
4 - tablespoons Butter or Margarine
black pepper (to taste)
2 - Cups Water or Chicken Broth
1 - 2 tsp Paula Deens House Seasoning

Wash the green beans and remove the stems if any, snap or cut off the ends.Place in strainer and set aside. In a large saucepan or medium Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until it has rendered most of its fat and has begun to brown. about 5 minutes. Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the green beans and enough water just to cover the beans, or chicken broth if using broth. If the 2 cups chicken broth does not cover the beans, add some additional water enough to cover the beans.

Add Paula Deen’s House Seasoning and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low cover the pan and simmer until the beans are very tender, about 30 minutes for one pound of beans & 1 hour for 2-3 pounds. (I used one pound for this recipe) Stirring occasionally adding more water if necessary to keep the beans covered.

While the beans are cooking, peel a center strip from each new potato with a potato peeler. At the end of 30 minutes, add the potatoes and cook, covered tightly, until the potatoes are tender, approximately 25 to 30 more minutes, periodically checking the pot to make sure a small amount of liquid remains.

When the potatoes are tender, add pepper and the 4 Tablespoons butter tilt the lid slightly, off to the side of the pot, and simmer until the butter melts. Mix gently be careful not to mush and break the potatoes. Remove from heat & serve. Place potatoes and green beans in serving bowl season with more pepper if desired. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!! This is a wonderful side dish to any meal.


8 comments:

Anonymous said... #

This sounds delicious can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said... #

I don't have Paula Deen's what else can I use? I have mostly Pampered Chef seasoning .

Tina @ Mommys Kitchen said... #

Her house seasoning can be made at home.

House Seasoning Recipe

1 cup salt
1/4 cup ground black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder

Directions:
1Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/paula-deens-house-seasoning-mix-57340#ixzz1WjKDX7XY

Peg Miller said... #

My mother & grandmother both used to cook this way, and I made the mistake of not getting recipes (or hanging out in the kitchen) while gramma was still with us and my mom was in good enough health to share her recipes. The only one I managed to get before it was too late was Gramma's Veggie Soup. So thank you for giving me a clue how to do this kind of comfort food. I can't wait to try some of these recipes. Now I just need old fashioned, buttery potato soup, fried potatoes, fried green tomatoes,and country fried steak. BUT I am guessing that if I keep looking I will find them all right here. Thanks again!

Anonymous said... #

HELLO,

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! for that wonderful String bean receipe. I cooked it for Christmas dinner and my husband and children, couldn't get enough of it! I was amazed myself, it had so much rich flavor, mine never..ever came out like that!!!

Fanecia Cummings said... #

I cook mines just the same. I just add a little sugar. my family and friends love it.

CindyB2463 said... #

This is pretty much how my Mom and my great grandmother made green beans and potatoes. The only difference is that they didn't add onions. I make mine like they did. I love lots of black pepper with mine.

Gail Mitchell said... #

Ahh, the wonderful southern string beans! My grandmother lived in Darlington SC, and this is how she did her beans. The absolute best!! I too think of this dish whenever I buy fresh string beans. Thank you!