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Reminds me of something my Grandmother would cook, quick and easy from Mr. Food 06/05/14:



Steamin' Taters 'n' Beans

SERVES 6 COOK TIME 45 Min READY IN 45 Min

Sometimes simple is best...like here we've got fresh green beans and red potatoes boiled up with a little salt pork. Steamin' Taters 'n' Beans is a Southern classic that combines great flavorwith ease -- our favorite combo!

What You'll Need:

1 (2-ounce) piece salt pork, (see note)
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
12 small red potatoes (about 2 pounds), cut in half
2 teaspoons salt

(OPTIONAL ADD: Enjoy With Creamy & Indulgent Carbonara Sauce *SEE LINK BELOW)

What To Do:

In a large pot, combine salt pork, green beans, and pepper with enough water to cover. Place potatoes on top and sprinkle with salt. Cover loosely and bring to a boil over high heat.

Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 to 35 minutes, or until potatoes and beans are tender. Serve in bowls with broth.

Notes

Three slices of raw bacon will work just as well as salt pork.

In the South, they call the broth "pot liquor" and serve it with plenty of cornbread for dunking. Here's one of our yummy cornbread recipes for you to try!

*Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Potatoes-Rice/Steamin-Taters-n-Beans-782#rYYhKQCmAjz254hE.99
 

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Thats some of my favorite food right there.
 

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Reminds me of something my Grandmother would cook, quick and easy from Mr. Food 06/05/14:



Steamin' Taters 'n' Beans

SERVES 6 COOK TIME 45 Min READY IN 45 Min

Sometimes simple is best...like here we've got fresh green beans and red potatoes boiled up with a little salt pork. Steamin' Taters 'n' Beans is a Southern classic that combines great flavorwith ease -- our favorite combo!

What You'll Need:

1 (2-ounce) piece salt pork, (see note)
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
12 small red potatoes (about 2 pounds), cut in half
2 teaspoons salt

(OPTIONAL ADD: Enjoy With Creamy & Indulgent Carbonara Sauce *SEE LINK BELOW)

What To Do:

In a large pot, combine salt pork, green beans, and pepper with enough water to cover. Place potatoes on top and sprinkle with salt. Cover loosely and bring to a boil over high heat.

Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 to 35 minutes, or until potatoes and beans are tender. Serve in bowls with broth.

Notes

Three slices of raw bacon will work just as well as salt pork.

In the South, they call the broth "pot liquor" and serve it with plenty of cornbread for dunking. Here's one of our yummy cornbread recipes for you to try!

*Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Potatoes-Rice/Steamin-Taters-n-Beans-782#rYYhKQCmAjz254hE.99


Down here, "pot likker" is the juice from greens such as turnips, collards, mustard, etc. Yes, it is very good with cornbread, broken, not cut.
 

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Down here, "pot likker" is the juice from greens such as turnips, collards, mustard, etc. Yes, it is very good with cornbread, broken, not cut.
Oh I could get into some good greens, have to have some garlic too. My grandma (best cook I've ever seen) used to even use the early spring dandlion greens in some dishes.

I like spinach, kale, any good greens done right.
 

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My daughter-in-law fixes taters ' n' beans once a week. She adds a rasher of applewood smoked bacon.
I'm 63 and can remember eating the above simple dish as a kid, grandma liked to cook with bacon! She also worked as a cook for years.
 

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Common fair in the home my mother provided. Still eat the same way today. Green beans, new potatoes, and salt pork over corn bread. Everything is better over corn bread! Even gumbo!
 

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MJP, my Great Grandmother was a retired cook from a small café and I remember this dish well... Sadly as lack of fortitude trickled down the family tree and got to my step mom, the only thing that half way resembled this dish, was a can of green beans dumped into a bowl and microwaved. I wish people still took pride in what they do... Thanks for this recipe and for the memory, I now plan to cook this very soon.
 

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MJP, my Great Grandmother was a retired cook from a small café and I remember this dish well... Sadly as lack of fortitude trickled down the family tree and got to my step mom, the only thing that half way resembled this dish, was a can of green beans dumped into a bowl and microwaved. I wish people still took pride in what they do... Thanks for this recipe and for the memory, I now plan to cook this very soon.
Every time I look at this recipe I get hungry for it! And oh could grandma cook! Ummmm.
 

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We do a lot of what is called a "low country boil"
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. New potatoes, corn on the cob, Andouille sausage, all boiled in a pot with crab boil. Kinda like a crawfish boil, with out the crawfish. You can add crawfish, shrimp, or crab, if ya got em!
 

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Well my wife (who is a great cook) and I were just talking about this recipe and she realized we had some real good fresh green beans and slightly bigger red skin potatoes...but NO bacon.

Well she whipped up a very close and really good dish close to the above.

She cut up the potatoes, **added the beans and cooked in the microwave, yes microwave until tender and fork test done. She then removed bowl with lid from MW, added some shredded Parmesan cheese that we get from a local deli, salt, pepper and some butter and just let it all melt together.

(NOTE: I'll have to check if she started the potatoes first then added beans, I will edit it here if necessary but I think it's correct now..... **Ah ha she tricked me the green beans were frozen and she cooked them together! They both cooked just right together. Some frozen veges are pretty good and quick right out of the freezer. )


It was deee-licious as a quick throw together dish! She's good at making something from whatever is on hand. Hey I'm a pretty good cook too! Plus we're from a gardening/canning/cooking family.

And there's still some leftovers for tonight!! ;)
 
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MJP, my Great Grandmother was a retired cook from a small café and I remember this dish well... Sadly as lack of fortitude trickled down the family tree and got to my step mom, the only thing that half way resembled this dish, was a can of green beans dumped into a bowl and microwaved. I wish people still took pride in what they do... Thanks for this recipe and for the memory, I now plan to cook this very soon.
I like to check out all the fine recipes on this Forum when I have time but always come back to this one...and yeah it still makes me hungry for it! I could just smell it now....ummm.

My grandma was a hard worker and could really cook! She'd get up at 4 am on workdays (and see the deer in our gardens and cornfield) and get to work to make breakfast and her daily "LUNCH SPECIAL" at work, a guaranteed sellout every day. I remember she worked at 3 different places over the years, all did very well when she came and kept her dishes when she left.

Even with that she always had time to can out of the garden and whip something up for us kids...we'd try to find anything to do to get her great spaghetti & meatballs or "Steakburgers" not hamburgers with special ingredients like Worcestershire sauce. Funny how food can make or bring up great memories. :)
 
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Oh I could get into some good greens, have to have some garlic too. My grandma (best cook I've ever seen) used to even use the early spring dandlion greens in some dishes.

I like spinach, kale, any good greens done right.

I remember my mom going out in the yard and digging dandelion greens. Served with vinegar on them, they rival spinach IMHO
 

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I remember my mom going out in the yard and digging dandelion greens. Served with vinegar on them, they rival spinach IMHO
Oh yes especially the early, young, tender light green ones....before mowing(s) up North, not sure down South.
 
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I like to check out all the fine recipes on this Forum when I have time but always come back to this one...and yeah it still makes me hungry for it! I could just smell it now....ummm.

My grandma was a hard worker and could really cook! She'd get up at 4 am on workdays (and see the deer in our gardens and cornfield) and get to work to make breakfast and her daily "LUNCH SPECIAL" at work, a guaranteed sellout every day. I remember she worked at 3 different places over the years, all did very well when she came and kept her dishes when she left.

Even with that she always had time to can out of the garden and whip something up for us kids...we'd try to find anything to do to get her great spaghetti & meatballs or "Steakburgers" not hamburgers with special ingredients like Worcestershire sauce. Funny how food can make or bring up great memories. :)
I enjoyed your post... And so correctly said about the memories.... I was making this exact dish and told one of my cousins (Who just adored my Great Grandmother) that I must be doing it right, because it smelled just like her old house.
 

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I enjoyed your post... And so correctly said about the memories.... I was making this exact dish and told one of my cousins (Who just adored my Great Grandmother) that I must be doing it right, because it smelled just like her old house.
If you stop a minute and close your eyes, take in the smells then try the "cook's taste test" to see if it's right...and it is then it's all worth it -plus- hopefully some even better leftovers! Why do leftovers taste so good?

Wife worked Christmas so we ate later and a good friend got an 8-10# ham from her work she wasn't going to use, well she gave it to us and tonight the wife made ham & bean & veggie soup....oh yeah good! Plus plenty for leftovers, I'll have to get her recipe for another thread, nothing like homemade soup on a 10 degree day. :)
 
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My wife's home made soup is Campbell's soup. She mixes one can each of vegetable, vegetable beef, and vegetarian vegetable, with two cans of stewed tomatoes, and one can of Rotel tomatoes with green chilies . You would be surprised at how good it is!
 
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