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Southern Style Green Beans + New Potatoes

These southern style green beans are cooked slowly over low heat and seasoned with a traditional ingredient resulting in deliciously flavored beans.
Servings 6 people


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 1 8-10 ounce slad of fatback (salt pork) or streak-o-lean seasoning meat
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 dozen tiny new potatoes


  • Snap of the ends of beans. Snap into 1 to 2 inch pieces (if desired)
  • Wash beans in a colander and transfer to a large pot.
  • Rinse fatback or streak-o-lean and add to pot with salt, pepper, and enough water to cover by 2 inches.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer beans for about an hour.
  • Wash the potatos and peel a strip of skin from around the center of each potato.
  • After the beans have cooked for an hour, add the potatoes and stir. Check the water - you may need to add more at this point.
  • Cover and cook for about 30 more minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • After 30 minutes test potatoes and adjust seaonings.
  • To serve pour beans, potatoes, and juice into a large serving bowl.


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