Southern Green Beans

Southern Green Beans

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes: 6 servings
Serving Size 1/2 cup


1 pound fresh green beans
1⁄4 cup finely chopped onion
1⁄4 cup chopped ham
1 Tablespoon olive oil or butter
 and black pepper to taste


  1. Snap the ends off the green beans and rinse the beans in water.
  2. Place the green beans in a pan of boiling water over medium high heat. Cover and cook beans for 6 to 8 minutes. Drain off the water.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and ham. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked green beans and 1/4 cup water to the skillet. Stir and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.