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Ham & Green Beans

Cuisine Pennsylvania Dutch


  • 3 lbs green beans, cleaned & snapped
  • 1 lb smoked ham (any cut will do)
  • 3 large potatoes, cut into large cubes
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • Water
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • Apple cider vinegar (optional)


  • Place the beans, ham, potatoes and onions in a large pot. Add enough water to come about halfway up the ingredients. Add pepper. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and cook until ham and beans are tender, about 1-1/2 hours. (Cooking time will depend on the age of the beans, but they should be very tender.)
  • Remove the ham and cut into bite-size pieces. Taste the beans and, if needed, add salt. Return the ham to the pot and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Place on individual serving plates and pass the vinegar.
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