Crockpot Ham, Green Beans and Potatoes, um, YUM!!! Fresh Green beans with ham and potatoes is one of the best hearty, filling, and delicious side dishes. Complimentary to just about every main dish dinner menu, the ease of dropping all ingredients in a slow cooker or crock pot make this one recipe that you cannot mess up.
Now a lot of ham, green beans and potato side dishes use canned or frozen green beans and its always a last minute option, but the biggest issue is when you slow cook a veggie and start with it cooked (as is the case for frozen and canned veggies) you run the risk of overcooked or soggy veggies.
Personally grabbing a bag of fresh green beans is totally worth it and makes this a great homemade side that everyone will enjoy.
To adapt, just fry up your bacon to optimal crispiness with your onion and then add in place of ham. This changes the dish to a bacon, green beans and potatoes, but its pretty tasty. The ham is just a bit more hearty. If you do use bacon, make sure you take heed on that salt warning because bacon has plenty of salt content.
Often when I buy fresh green beans, I have a lot of extras. The ones I buy in bags come with the ends already snipped (which I love) but usually in two pounds. If you buy a lot of green beans too and need some extra recipes so you don’t waste, try one of these other green bean side dishes.
2 lbs of fresh green beans.
2 lbs of ham.
4 baking potatoes.
1 large onion (optional).
3 cups of water.
Salt and pepper.
Dice all of the ingredients and place them in the crockpot.
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Pour 3 cups over water over the ham and vegetables and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook for 6 hours on low and enjoy!