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 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 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 200203
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

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

jezra2010 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 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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