Last night the girls and I were watching Paula’s Home Cooking while waiting for my husband to come home from work. She made Green Beans with New Potatoes for dinner and we all thought it looked so good, so I decided to make it for dinner tonight. After our dentist appointment this morning I stopped by the grocery store to buy bacon, potatoes and green beans. This is a very easy recipe which the kids can make all by themselves.

Green Beans with New Potatoes


  • 3 pounds fresh green beans
  • 1/4 pound salt pork sliced
  • 1/4 cup bacon grease
  • 2 cups chicken broth, plus more if needed
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons House Seasoning
  • 12 small red potatoes
  • 1 onion, cut into slivers
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, sliced
  • Ground black pepper


Remove the ends from the beans. Snap the beans in 2 pieces, 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 broth
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.


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 the butter and
season with pepper.