I’m literally a sucker for a good green bean. I mean, I like the kind that are sautéed or roasted and still have a crunch to them. But, I have to say, there’s something super satisfying about having a green bean that’s been cooking for hours. Sure, there’s very little traditional value. But, what the dish lack in nutrition, it makes up in comfort. Give it a try!

Oh, and I’m using ham hock for this. I know everybody doesn’t get down with pork on their fork. So, sub it for what makes sense for you. Smoked turkey works great!

2 pounds of fresh green beans, washed & trimmed

2-3 medium sized ham hocks

1 teaspoon of chicken bouillon

2 cups of good white wine

1/2 pound of potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces

1 teaspoon of black pepper

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of onion powder

4 garlic cloves

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of non-salted Cajun seasoning

1/4 cup of Canola oil

In a large bot, add the ham hocks along with enough water to cover them. Cook the ham hocks for about 30 minutes on high heat. The water will evaporate. When it gets too low, just add more water to the pot.

Once the ham hocks are slightly tender, add in the green beans, garlic cloves, white wine, and potatoes. Cook for about 35 minutes on medium heat, or until the green beans and potatoes are tender. 

To finish, season with chicken bouillon (if you like more flavor, double the amount you add), black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, non-salted Cajun seasoning, and the Canola oil. Mix in the seasonings well and serve while warm.