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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 86.4
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.5 mg
  • Sodium: 174.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

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Kentucky White Half-Runner Green Beans

Submitted by: STALEAN

Introduction

There is absolutely nothing better out of your own garden than white half-runner green bush beans. This is a Kentucky staple in the summer. Serve as a side with Southern Fried Chicken or as a main dish. Enjoy! There is absolutely nothing better out of your own garden than white half-runner green bush beans. This is a Kentucky staple in the summer. Serve as a side with Southern Fried Chicken or as a main dish. Enjoy!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Ingredients:
    Green Beans, white half-runner 8 cups (fully prepared=string, wash and cut into small pieces)
    Organic Leaf Lard, 2 tbsp
    Salt Pork, 1 oz sliced & cut into small pieces or cubes
    Chicken Broth, organic free range Pacific Natural, 6 oz
    Onions, Sweet Vidalia, 1/2 Raw medium, peeled and chopped
    Sea Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
    1 lb small, new red potatoes, scrubbed and washed (optional)

Directions

It takes some time to string and snap these delicious green beans, but the trouble is so worth it.
In large stockpot, heat leaf lard over medium high heat. Add salt pork and onion. Saute about 4 minutes. Add green beans and chicken broth; stir to coat beans. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 60 minutes. Check every 10 minutes; gently stirring. Do not let the liquid totally evaporate, there should be at least 1/3-1/2 cup of liquid at all times in the pot. *If needed, remove the lid towards the end of cooking time and cook down liquid somewhat but not dry. Beans should be tender and hold their shape --not disintegrated at all. Salt and pepper to taste. Let beans cool slightly before serving.

Serve with Kentucky cornbread as a main dish with sliced garden tomatoes and extra sweet onions. White Silver Queen corn on the cob is another excellent choice.

*You may also add unpeeled or peeled, quartered (if large) or small new red potatoes at the 45 minute mark and cook for 15 minutes (remaining time).

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STA8LEAN.






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