Southern Style Thanksgiving Green Beans Recipe -
Southern Style Thanksgiving Green Beans Recipe
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Southern Style Thanksgiving Green Beans

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"This is a great recipe for Thanksgiving or any holiday. It has been in my family for many years. Hope you enjoy it."

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Original recipe makes 8 Servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs 10 mins

    4 hrs 50 mins


  1. Place the water in a large pot, and mix in the green beans, ham hock, onion, garlic, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and cook 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 4 hours. Remove the ham hock, and slice the meat into small pieces. Return meat to the beans, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 30, 2005

Definetely a great recipe! I would make this again next year for Thanksgiving. I put all of the ingredients in my crockpot in the morning and let it cook on low for about 7 hours and it was delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 26, 2003

I'm sorry but these were horrible. I did not like the onion taste on them. I ended up cleaning them off and just cooking them on the oven with some garlic and oil. I would not recommend these.


102 Ratings

Nov 25, 2006

This was great!! This was our first attempt at homemade fresh green beans. We tried to make it a from-scratch Thanksgiving this year, and everything turned out great, including these beans!! . We threw 1/2 a pound of beans (enough for a side dish for 2), 4 slices of pan-fried bacon, cut up, in lieu of the hamhock (if we do bacon again, we'll do 2 slices), and 2 tbsp of brown sugar into the mix for fun, and the beans came out with just the right amount of sweet & salty (the bacon ended up a little sweet though, so next time, we'll try ham). . We cooked them on high in the crockpot for 20 minutes, then low for the next 3 1/2 hours while the turkey took its time. The beans turned out deliciously, just the right amount of tenderness and firmness and a great flavor. :)

Dec 15, 2003

Served this for Thanksgiving. Was a great hit would not change a thing. The vinegar is very important. My Brother-IN-Law took the recipe home with him.

Sep 25, 2005

This recipe was great! I did not have a ham hock so I substituted a half pound of bacon cut up and it tasted really yummy. Even my daughter that does not like green beens ate this one. Will definitely make agian.

Oct 10, 2005

These green beans are exceptional.I celebrate thanksgiving twice a year since I moved to Canada (they have there's on the 10 of October). When I read this recipe I thought vinegar uh but it adds a great flavor to them and I also used cracked black peppercorn, it made them spicy

Aug 12, 2012

This was a great recipe. I made some subtle changes, though. I reduced the water, threw in a second ham hock (they came a pair to the package), eliminated the garlic, and substituted cider vinegar for white and reduced it to 1 1/2 tablespoons. I cooked that down for about 2 hours before adding the beans. I left them on for a slow simmer for about 2 hours. Letter perfect!

Jan 03, 2011

I made these for Christmas dinner and I loved them. I used 4 lbs frozen italian cut greem beans and only used about 3/4 of the vinegar called for. I put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and cooked on high for about 3 hours, then reduced to low for about 3 hours. My fiance and I loved them, the kids didn't like them at all.


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  • Calories
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 8.1 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 907 mg
  • 36%

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

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