Green Beans with New Potatoes

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Green Beans with New Potatoes Green Beans with New Potatoes

Fresh green beans are always best and a little bacon never hurts.

Servings: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2   stick butter, sliced
1   onion, cut into slivers
12   small red potatoes
2-3 teaspoon Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
2 cup chicken broth plus more if needed
1/4 cup bacon grease
1/4 lb salt pork, sliced
3 lb fresh green beans
pepper, to taste





Remove the ends from the beans. Snap the beans in two, place into a colander, wash, and set aside to drain.

Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron Dutch oven, lightly brown the salt pork in the bacon grease over medium heat, turning often, for approximately 10 minutes. Toss the green beans into the pot, stirring them with a wooden spoon to coat well with the pork fat. Add the stock and House Seasoning. Cook over medium-low heat, covered tightly, for approximately 30 minutes, or until the beans are half done.

While the beans are cooking, peel a center strip from each new potato with a potato peeler. At the end of 30 minutes, add the potatoes and onion to the beans; add 1/4 cup more broth if needed. Cook, covered tightly, until the potatoes are tender, approximately 25 to 30 minutes, periodically checking the pot to make sure a small amount of liquid remains. When the potatoes are tender, tilt the lid slightly, off to the side of the pot, and continue to cook until the green beans are wilted, approximately 15 minutes. While cooking, add butter and season with pepper.

Recipe Courtesy Paula Deen

Show: Paula's Home Cooking/Paula Deen and Friends/November/December 2006 Cooking with Paula Deen
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Just made this down to the wooden spoon by recipe except all organic, and, oh my! Will rival ANYONE's favorite recipe. Off to find more fresh beans and potatoes - be warned, it won't be enough!

By Laura on July 14, 2013


Hands down the best green beans i have ever had. My husband i take turns making these, most of the time it is for holiday dinners or when the family comes over on Sunday. We have made them with and without the potatoes, depending on whether we are having mashed potatoes or not. We follow the recipe to the T and they are yummy. If you like little salt flavor just cut back on the salt pork or dont use it at all, we use the appropriate amount according to who is eating it. For my family it is just fine the way it is smile

By sarah on November 09, 2012


I have just canned 19 qts and 9 pts of white half runners (green beans). A friend asked why I canned so many. She said, "All you need is 4 qts, 2 for Thanksgiving and 2 for Christmas." I have cooked mine like you for 66 yrs. My husband and I will be married 66 yrs in Oct. I am 84 and my husband is 86. We have lots of company, kids, grand kids and great grand kids. They all ask for "Memaw's green beans." Yes, I still do most all the cooking.

By jeanne fowler on July 12, 2012


I've just canned 19 qts and 9 pints of white half runners(green beans).A friend asked why I canned so many. She said "all you need is 4 qts..2 for Christmas and 2 for Thanksgiving." I cook mine like you do and have been doing this for 66 yrs. We will celebrate our anniversary in Oct. I'm 84 and my husband is 86.

By Anonymous on July 12, 2012


This recipe is wonderful.. the beans came directly from my garden... cooked them as directed...and my family couldn't get enough of them..Thanks so all of your recipes.

By karen moran on July 10, 2012


This is so great. I'm making it for Easter. I also wanted to let you know. I bought a set of paulas cookware. One year and the skipper is sticking really bad. I bought the red set what can I do. Happy Easter paula

By deb bonanno on April 06, 2012


I just made the green bean and potatoes dish! Excellent. I did not use bacon or pork. I rinsed the fresh green beans cut the ends off and placed them on the stovetop in hot chicken broth about 25 minutes. Meanwhile I cut some red potatoes into small chunks and seasoned with salt, pepper, and paprika then poured them into the chicken broth with green beans. I added more seasonings (I used Mrs. Dash, Paprika, Salt, Pepper). Let them steam and simmer for about 25 minutes or longer and delicious!!!! I made Paulas pot roast in the crock pot so they all were wonderful together! I also made a homemade no back cream cheese peanut butter pie with a pretzel crust and homemade chocolate whipped cream topping and chocolate shavings for dessert! Thanks again Paula for all of the wonderful recipes!

By AKennedy on December 02, 2011


Should of used Bacon instead of salt pork, needed more flavor. Had to fix it.

By Linda on November 09, 2011


Tweaked you recipe by adding potatoes and two cloves of garlic split to boil and then add French haricots verts at the end long with two soft cubes of chicken bouillon. Let them steep and then tale out with tongs and add butter or balsamic vinegar over the top. But it's the bean and potato combination that matters.thanks Paula! Mary Kay from Indiana

By Mary kay on September 03, 2011


Since childhood fresh green beans with new potatoes has been my favorite dish. This recipe has taken it to a different level. If I could I would have it everyday. Thank you Paula for all the wonderful recipes you have shared with your fans over the years. I have all of your cookbooks and someday I hope to come to Savannah for a meal at the "Lady & Sons".

By judy Johnson on August 07, 2011


Nancy, The address to the Paula Deen Store is: 108 West Congress Street Savannah, GA 31401-2508 (912) 232-1579 Annie, Yes, this is a side dish.

By Jonathan Able on April 27, 2011


By Cindy on April 19, 2011


In June we will be going through Savannah Ga. and I would like to stop at Paula's store. Could you send me the address so I can use my GPS to find you and store hours so I don't miss you. Thanks!!

By Nancy Henman on April 13, 2011


i just tried your southern dishes garlic butter sauce green beans and red potatoes. the green beans were so good. also the potatoes. i would like to know how you cooked the green beans. fantastic!!!!

By patricia pitre on February 27, 2011


Hello, How do you all eat this?? Is this a side dish that you eat along with meat?

By annie jersey on January 17, 2011


I made this for our church pot luck and everyone went crazy over it, it was gone in a minute, even my husband thought it was great thank you

By Anonymous on September 29, 2010


This recipe is absolutely delicious! They taste exactly like my Grandma's did many years ago. Thanks Paula, for sharing the recipe and bringing back many happy memories of my Grandma, including sitting of the big wrap around porch, snapping and shelling peas with my cousins! A big fan of yours from Texas, Becky

By Anonymous on June 13, 2010


I grew up in Georgia and my grandma used to make these all the time. when I saw you make them on your show Paula, I almost cried. I had been craving them for years and you showed me how to make them. I love you Paula!! Carla of Imperial Beach, CA

By Anonymous on March 30, 2010


OMGoodness! These are amazing!!! Just like my Mammaw would make! I always wanted to know how she made them... know I know. Thanks, Paula! Second time around, I cut down on the House Seasoning. The salt pork really adds enough for DH. I actually made a batch with canned green beans (I was in a pinch.) They weren't bad but fresh is MUCH better. Canned beans need less cooking time, obviously. THanks again!

By KellyJean on February 24, 2010


Reminds me of visits to the "country cousins" when I was young. Absolutly a southern dish, ya'll.

By Anonymous on November 24, 2009

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