Country Green Beans Recipe
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Country Green Beans Recipe

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This deliciously different way to dress up green beans is sure to become a family favorite at your house, too. The garlic, chopped ham and onion blend so well with the beans. It's a beautiful and tasty side dish that has real country appeal. -Linda Gaido, New Brighton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 151 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 529mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Drain if necessary. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Country Green Beans in Taste of Home October/November 1994, p37

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SChalmers User ID: 4369650 246577
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"I found this recipe when searching for a different way to make green beans for my picky eater. This was a hit at our house. I have made this many times. Sometimes I will swap out the water and use chicken broth instead, but this basic recipe is great. Easy to double or triple for company."

MurphyNJ User ID: 7103738 8375
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"Very good. Very easy. My husband liked it. My grandchildren might even like it! The ham was a nice compliment. I might use less butter next time - not that I don't like the butter, just cutting out some fat and calories from a delicious fresh vegetable dish."

vamanchef User ID: 4352397 200203
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"Easy and fast, great flavor, my favorite green bean recipe."

jezra2010 User ID: 6420282 8626
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"I make this every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. I think it is delicious and I am not a big fan of green beans so that definitely says something!"

Punskee User ID: 4219680 13322
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2010

"I don't cook with fresh vegetables but I want ed to start so I began this green bean recipe and it was delicious. I'm doing it again this weeken."

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