Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes Recipe -
Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes Recipe
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Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes

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"I make this dish often; I have never really measured the ingredients, but can give you a reasonable approximation. Note: Freeze leftover cooking liquid, and then add to bean soup, ham or cabbage dishes, or use to cook dumplings in. It's delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 30 mins


  1. Halve beans if they are large, place in a slow cooker with water to barely cover, and add onion and ham hocks. Cover, and cook on High until simmering. Reduce heat to Low, and cook for 2 to 3 hours, or until beans are crisp but not done.
  2. Add potatoes, and cook for another 45 minutes. While potatoes are cooking, remove ham hocks from slow cooker, and remove meat from bones. Chop or shred meat, and return to slow cooker. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning salt, bouillon, and pepper. Cook until potatoes are done, then adjust seasoning to taste.
  3. To serve, use a slotted spoon to put beans, potatoes, and ham into a serving dish with a little broth.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 12, 2006

Yummy! We were pleasantly surprised by how good this was! Didn't have ham hocks, so we used about 2 cups of chopped ham steaks instead. Also, doubled up on the chicken bouillon. We let it cook on low for nearly 10 hours & it was DELICIOUS!! This one's a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 04, 2012

This sounded like a delicious meal, but what's the point of a crockpot recipe if you have to keep attending to it? The crockpot was designed, I thought, for those of us who want a home-cooked meal when we get home from work, a meal that cannot be tended to from time-to-time all day.

May 06, 2005

LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!! Will definitely make this again. I did a little subsitution. I used a red onion (in place of a white/yellow onion), smoked sausage (in place of ham) and chicken broth (in place of water). I put everything in the cockpot at one time and cooked on low for 8-10 hrs. It was a hit!!!! I took it to a church potluck and recieved many, many compliments. It is an entire meal!!!

Jan 13, 2003

Excellent flavor. I may also try these on the stovetop when I'm in a hurry and want them more quickly. For better time approximation, it took at least 2 hrs. for the mixture to reach the simmering point (Step 2), and I found that the potatoes needed longer than 45 minutes to become tender (Step 3) (I cooked them for 1 1/2 hrs.)However, my Crockpot didn't have a "medium" setting, it only has "high" and "low", so this might have made the diference. The green beans were still a bit firm/crispy - don't expect them to be soft like canned green beans!

Jan 08, 2004

Fabulous! I didn't have time to use the slow cooker so I put them on the stove and cooked them for 25 minutes and then added the potatoes for another 35 minutes. The only other change I made was I added red onion as I had some left over from a salad I made. These are the best green beans I have ever tasted. Even my finicky 11 year old ate them. Thanks Sharon!

Jun 02, 2005

My mother made a variation of this when I was growing up, and I've made it for many years myself. However, this is better than she and I made. I could not bring myself to add garlic, and I used ham rather than ham hocks. Put it all in the slow cooker for 12 hours and it was wonderful. It's my new recipe.

Nov 30, 2008

Growing up in eastern PA my mom used to make this after Easter and Christmas when we had ham. I make mine with canned green beans and potatoes, pepper, and a few capfuls of Apple Cider Vinegar and let it come to a boil on the stove and then simmer for 2-3 hours. The Apple Cider Vinegar gives it a nice little kick to it.

Jan 01, 2007

My husband used to farm and transport green beans, so he despises green beans --- BUT HE LOVES THIS MEAL!!!! LOVES IT!


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  • Calories
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 133 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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