Potato Green Bean Medley Recipe
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Potato Green Bean Medley Recipe

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I usually start preparing this first for the meal. I often use the fresh beans from our big backyard vegetable garden.—Bonnie Evans, Cameron, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, diced
  • 4 to 6 medium red potatoes, cut into small wedges
  • 1-1/2 cups cut fresh green beans (1-inch pieces)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 294 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 430mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  2. To reserved drippings, add the potatoes, green beans, water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Drain if necessary. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Potato Green Bean Medley in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p20

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MY REVIEW User ID: 5781046 27422
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"This was delicious!! I used chicken broth instead of water, definitely a keeper."

janeron User ID: 1726882 68480
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"potatoes, gr.beans, bacon, salt & pep-I thought "what's the big deal" but, these were better than I expected. Doubled it and left the bacon off top b/c my daughter ate it while I was out of kitchen LOL"

127ajohnson User ID: 6183614 50262
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Fast and easy, a hit in new years eve 2011 celebration...."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 71971
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Made this many yrs. ago when it was first published. Went hunting for it to add it to my recipe box. It is one of those recipes that I saved, have made many times and wrote "VERY GOOD" on it."

lamastea User ID: 6062968 74192
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"Delicious recipe.To save time we keep our bacon drippings in the refrigerator and freeze crumbled left over bacon pieces. So we didn't have to wait for the bacon to cook."

cwtruitt User ID: 4745165 25220
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"We love this recipe..simple and delicious"

pennyjo1947 User ID: 4930363 27409
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2010

"I like to add carrots julienne cut."

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