You know those dinners that simmer for hours and make the whole house smell amazing? The ones that cause people to say “What are you cooking?!” the second they walk in the door? This slow cooker ham, green beans and potatoes recipe is one of those.
The Amazing Crock Pot Ham, Green Beans and Potatoes! This simple recipe is perfect for a great weeknight or anytime family dinner.
“I make this dish often; I have never really measured the ingredients, but can give you a reasonable approximation. Note: Freeze leftover cooking liquid, and then add to bean soup, ham or cabbage dishes, or use to cook dumplings in. It’s delicious!”
Yummy! We were pleasantly surprised by how good this was! Didn’t have ham hocks, so we used about 2 cups of chopped ham steaks instead. Also, doubled up on the chicken bouillon. We let it cook on low for nearly 10 hours & it was DELICIOUS!! This one’s a keeper!
Excellent flavor. I may also try these on the stovetop when I’m in a hurry and want them more quickly. For better time approximation, it took at least 2 hrs. for the mixture to reach the simmering point (Step 2), and I found that the potatoes needed longer than 45 minutes to become tender (Step 3) (I cooked them for 1 1/2 hrs.)However, my Crockpot didn’t have a “medium” setting, it only has “high” and “low”, so this might have made the diference. The green beans were still a bit firm/crispy – don’t expect them to be soft like canned green beans!
This is an easy dump and go crockpot recipe. Simply add all of your ingredients to the slow cooker and cover. Cook on low for 6-8 hours and when you come home the aroma will be amazing. This is a recipe that screams southern living to me. It is my comfort food because it reminds me of my Granny. She used to cook this several times in the summer. I have found memories of breaking beans with her. She would either make them in the slow cooker or the pressure cooker. I find this recipe to be so easy and safe to make too. There is nothing better than good country cooking.
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