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Ham & String Beans

  • 2 quarts fresh green beans or 3 cans (16 oz. each) green beans
  • 3 lb. to 4 lb. ham or ham hocks
  • 3 to 4 medium size potatoes - cook until barely soft, if using with canned green beans.
  • 1-1/2 cups water for cooking the ham + 2 additional cups water if using fresh green beans. Do not drain canned green beans.
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp.pepper

Preparation -
Trim all visible fat from the ham. Place the ham in a crockpot, add 1-1/2 cups water; set on high and cook for 2 to 3 hours. Reduce heat to low. Add the remaining ingredients, cover, and cook on low for about 5 more hours or until the beans are tender, if using fresh green beans and potatoes. Cook on low for 2 to 3 hours if using canned green beans and potatoes. Remove the ham. Discard the fat and bones; cut or shred the ham. Return the ham to the crock pot and cook on high for about 15 to 20 more minutes.

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