Green Beans and New Potatoes

There is nothing like the taste of slow cooked green beans and new potatoes. Of course the best way to do that is to use the crock pot. Even if I’m not making the main dish in the crock pot, I love to use it to make side dishes (which is what I often do). Crock pot green beans and new potatoes are probably my favorite childhood dish (it makes me think of visiting my granny’s house when I was a little girl).
Here is how I do it:

  • 2 – 3 pounds of fresh green beans, stringed and ends removed, broke into bite sized pieces
  • 1 pound of new potatoes (red skin would work too, as would regular potatoes. If using regular russett potatoes, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces.)
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste (sometimes I use seasoned salt)

In a 2 – 3 quart crock pot, add all of the ingredients. Cook on high for 3- 4 hours or on low for 6 – 8  hours. Remove onion and garlic before serving, they are just for flavoring/ seasoning.
It’s that simple…… and that good too. Goes well with any meat, but my favorite accompaniment is roast beef .

This recipe shared at Hearth and Soul.

1 Comment

  1. little tough to removed crushed garlic and cooked onion unless you secure them in cheesecloth – I chopped the onion and left both in. Good green beans, adjust the time according to individual preference – I stopped cooking on low much earlier, but we don’t like beans to get mushy and potatoes were done at 4 hours.

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