Country Style Green Beans with Ham

Country Style Green Beans with Ham are simply seasoned, using country style ham to make a tasty and comforting side dish.
Country Style Green beans with Ham

Country Style Green beans with Ham

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This is one of the many ways I enjoy making simple green beans. They are a bit old-fashioned, but the long simmer time imbues them with a lot of flavor. As a side dish, it is typical of Southern cooking and one many people enjoyed growing up or having Sunday Dinner at their grandmother’s table.

It is perfect for those types of dinners with mashed potatoes and a main dish of roast chicken or meat loaf or even roast beef. We also like to have it with bbq when we aren’t doing our usual “mess o’ greens” (Collard Greens). I imagine it will always be a favorite.

I hope you like it and that it brings back wonderful memories for you. Let me know!


Country Style Green beans with Ham

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Country Style Green beans with Ham

  • 1 pound fresh stringless green beans, trimmed
  • 10 ounces country style ham, cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp. bacon drippings or olive oil if needed
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • pinch sugar


  1. Saute ham and onion until translucent.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer one hour until beans are extremely tender.

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5 responses

  1. I grew up with these kind of green beans! My great grandmother was from Kentucky and made them every time we visited her and for all holidays. They bring back great memories. I love the smoky flavor that the ham gives the green beans! So YummY!! 🙂

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