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Shiney Green Beans


Nothing says comfort food like grandma's cookin'. I have simplified the process with canned beans but feel free to use a comparable amount of fresh. I also replaced the lard in Grandma's recipe with (marginally more healthy) butter.













Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free, Low Sodium


1 x green beans, canned
size #10
1 x ham bone
if you have one handy
1 medium onions
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground is best
1 pinch kosher salt
to taste


The key to this dish is not so much the ingredients or prep which are both almost painfully simple. Rather it is in the application of the heat.

Steamed vegetables may have their place in cuisine but it ain't here in the South. I'll leave those to Jeffrey Steingarten, he can even have mine.

Put all ingredients in a pot just big enough to fit them and cook over medium heat until the butter is melted. Give it a stir, cover and reduce heat to low. Stir occasionally add a little water if needed and check for doneness by looking for your reflection in the beans. That's SHINEY! Cook until the bean fibers are easily broken but not mushy, well almost, so they may be enjoyed by all the diners in your family from infants to grandparents (even sans teeth.)


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 23g (0.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8597% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 0%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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