Green Beans with Red Potatoes

This may be the old-fashioned way to cook green beans, but they still haven’t come up with a better taste! Easy to make, this recipe only uses a few ingredients and there’s no waste! When the beans are done, eat them up for dinner and freeze the cooled broth for homemade soup this winter. It’s the ideal food – great taste, no waste! Homemade green beans with potatoes recipe.

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Green Beans with Potatoes

This dish is so tasty and good! Sometimes the old recipes are just so good you just have to keep cooking them!

Green Beans with Potatoes Ingredients

Fresh green beans, small red potatoes, chicken broth, salt, pepper, italian dressing, tomato paste, fatback (salt pork) or 2 slices of bacon.

Slice The Potatoes

After scrubbing any dirt off your potatoes, slice each one into good-sized pieces.

Soaking the Potatoes

Cover the potatoes with cold water until ready to use.

Snapping the Green Beans

Remove ends from the green beans and break into (about) 1 1/2" pieces.

A Bowl full of Green Beans

Eat one or two before cooking: they're soooo tasty and good for you!

Green Beans in the Pan

Place the green beans in a saucepan.

Green Beans, Seasoning and Tomato Sauce in the Pan

Add the chicken broth, about 3" of water, the italian dressing, tomato paste, salt, pepper and slices of salt pork (fatback or bacon).

Green Beans with Potatoes Almost Done

Bring to a boil, then lower heat until beans are cooking at a gentle simmer. Add the potato pieces, bring back to a boil and then lower heat, simmering until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes. Served with chicken, pork or beef, you have a one pot, two vegetable side dish that's hot, healthy and good!

Recipe Ingredients: 
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans
  • 6 – 8 small red potatoes
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/4 c. italian dressing
  • 2 T. tomato paste
  • 1 slice fatback or 2 slices bacon
  1. Clean green beans, breaking off ends & breaking into desired lengths.
  2. Rinse potatoes, cut off any bad spots, and cut into large chunks.
  3. Place potatoes in bowl of cold water.
  4. Combine everything except potatoes in the pot.
  5. Bring to a gentle simmer and cover.
  6. Cook for 1 hour.
  7. Drain potatoes and add to green beans.
  8. Bring back to gentle simmer.
  9. Cook for 15 minutes.
  10. Remove green beans & potatoes and serve hot.
  11. Let broth completely cool, then freeze to use for homemade soup.