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Jeff's Southern Style Green Beans


  • 2-4 lbs. green beans (depends on # of people being served)
  • 1/2 stick salted butter (may substitute olive oil, margarine or combination)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small/medium size ham hock (may substitute a cottage butt of equal size, although the final product is not as flavorful)
  • salt and pepper to taste (I use NO salt except for the salted butter, the pepper is a 5-pepper blend which includes Allspice)


  1. In large pot, melt salted butter (or combination) over medium-high heat 
  2. Add garlic, onion, and celery and saute until opaque (about 4-5 minutes)
  3. Fill pot with hot water, return to heat and bring to a boil
  4. Add beans and ham hock, bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 3+ hours
  5. Bon Appetit!
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