Southern Style Green Beans

Vegetables are usually the black sheep of a lot of meals because they can be pretty boring or bland if not prepared well. This recipe however is full of flavor! Pair this with yellow rice –Perfect Yellow Rice and any meat, and you have a delicious dinner! Because of the large serving, it also would be perfect for barbecues or family events that you may be hosting this summer.

Glam Kitchen Tips

  • I used smoked pork however smoked turkey will taste just as delicious
  • Fresh green beans are always best however if you’re in a time crunch and want to use canned green beans just cut the cook time in half

Serves 6-10

Ingredients

  • 2 pound fresh green beans (cut into 2 inch pieces and washed)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 medium red potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 -2 pounds Smoked pork or turkey
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Seasoning salt ( I prefer the Lawry’s brand)
  • Ground Black pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, bring water and smoked meat to a boil on medium high heat and cook for 2 hours or until meat is falling off the bone
  2. Remove meat from pot, and remove meat from bones and set aside
  3. Save 2 cups of the juices in the pot and set it aside
  4. After discarding the rest of the juices from the large pot, add olive oil and allow it to heat for 2-3 minutes
  5. Add onion, red bell pepper, and garlic then sauté on high heat for 2-3 minutes or until softened
  6. Add green beans, smoked meat, and potatoes to the pot and reduce to medium heat
  7. Pour the reserved juices and chicken broth into the pot then stir
  8. Generously Season the pot with seasoning salt, Black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder , and vinegar -then stir
  9. Allow pot to cook for an hour, stirring every 10 minutes -Taste the green beans and adjust seasoning to taste if more is needed
  10. Remove from heat and serve !

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