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Summer Seasoned String Beans

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"A new way to season an old classic. String beans, ham, and small red potatoes are simmered with dry vegetable soup mix. A stand-alone dinner dish or a great side for a crowd/potluck!"
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1 h 20 m servings 361
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large pot. Place ham hock in the pot, and brown on both sides. Reduce heat to low. Place green beans and potatoes in the pot, and pour in enough water to cover.
  2. Mix in soup mix, sugar, and pepper. Simmer 1 hour, or until beans and potatoes are tender. Remove hock and shred meat into pot before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 361 calories; 13.6 51.6 11.5 29 120 Full nutrition

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This is wonderful! Everyone in my family loved it including my very picky son. I used ingredients I already had. Frozen beans instead of fresh, onion soup mix instead of vegtable and then added ...

Oh my goodnesss, I finally reached fresh-sting-beans-from-scratch to perfection! Thanks so much for this great receipe!

Overall very good. Used a leftover spiral ham cut into chunks. Could use a bit more flavor. Will make again.

WOW~ These were awesome! I ran out of...of all things, olive oil, but it didn't matter. I got rave reviews from the fam! This is a keeper!

Tried this over a yr ago. Made it a few times for family get togethers. It is a hit everytime. Never any left.

A mixture of green and yellow wax beans is always pretty, esp w/the flecks of color the soup adds. Also, I leave out the ham hock if there are vegetarians in the crowd. Still tastes great!

I made this exactly as written including the 1 Tablespoon of black pepper. I believe that might be a typo because it was extremely hot. I am surprised no one else mentioned the pepper. The dr...

Very good. I make this type of recipe a lot in the summer time. It is a favorite of my husband and son. First time I've made it adding the vegetable soup packet and sugar. It was very good, ...