- 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
Kentucky White Half-Runner Green BeansSubmitted by: STALEAN
IntroductionThere 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!
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)
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.