Green Beans and Potatoes

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Green Beans and Potatoes

This is a family favorite.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 5 strips bacon
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 3 medium-sized baking potatoes
  • 1/2 to 1 cup water
  • salt & pepper to taste


Clean and destring the green beans and break or cut them into bite-size pieces (about 2 or 3 inches long).
Wash and peel potatoes, cut them into 1/2-inch cubes.
Peel and wash onion. Cut in half lengthwise and slice into 3 or 4 big chunks.
Cut the bacon into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces.

Put the onions and bacon into a stock pot or dutch oven and fry until bacon is almost crispy. Add potatoes and green beans. Add 1/2 cup water and cover. Let it steam until potatoes are cooked. Add more water if needed.

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