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This Crockpot green beans and potatoes with ham is very quick to put together and is so hearty and delicious.

Crockpot Green Beans and Potatoes with ham

The flavors meld together perfectly, blending ham with herbs and seasonings that are unique but not weird.

This slow cooker green beans and potatoes is all you need for a hearty meal the whole family will enjoy. The only thing missing is a side of bread if you wish.

I recommend you utilize a ham hock in this recipe, as the bone will produce extra flavor.

However, you can certainly use leftover ham if that’s what you have on hand. Simply mix in 2 cups of cooked, cut up ham in place of the ham hock.

Also, it’s best to use fresh green beans if you have them, but frozen green beans are a close second.

Don’t use canned green beans, however, as they are already cooked and will go to mush by the end of the cook time.

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If, however, all you have are canned green beans, then you could add canned, drained green beans during the last 30 minutes of the cook time just to heat them up.

I like this green beans, potatoes, and ham recipe because of the mix of flavors. A touch of cinnamon and cloves goes well with the ham. The thyme goes great with the green beans.

The onion and garlic powders go great with it all. Mixing them all together ends up with a surprisingly awesome blend of flavors.

I hope you feel the same!

Green Beans Potatoes & Ham

Crockpot Green Beans and Potatoes with Ham

This Crockpot green beans and potatoes with ham is very quick to put together and is so hearty and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork hock (also called ham hock) (or 2 cups cooked ham chunks)
  • 36 ounces green beans , fresh or frozen (in bite-size pieces)
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 large potatoes , yellow or red, skin on, cut in bite-size chunks
  • 1 Tbsp thyme , dry
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt , more to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • oil , just a drizzle (about 1-2 Tablespoons)

Instructions

  • Add the ham hock (or ham chunks) to the bottom of the crock pot, then pour in the green beans, water, and potato chunks. Don’t cut the potatoes too large, or they will have a hard time getting done when everything else is ready. I like to go for 1 inch or smaller.
  • Next, you will add the thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, salt, cloves, and cinnamon. Mix together thoroughly, and then drizzle with a bit of oil (1-2 tablespoons) before covering.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. This all depends on whether you’ll be home or not and how quickly you need it to be done. Don’t overcook, as the green beans will turn to mush. You do want the potatoes to get done, though.
  • Once the green beans and potatoes are cooked, you will remove the ham hock and let it cool a bit before dicing up the ham. Turn the crockpot on the warm setting while cooling and cutting up the ham pieces. Add the ham pieces back in and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1229IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg

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