Spicy country green beans

Spicy Country Green Beans

This is also something I made to take to Thanksgiving lunch at my Grandparent’s house and dinner with my dad.  They were super yummy, although some people thought they were really spicy.  My husband and I didn’t think so, but we like it hot, so maybe we just don’t notice.  Still, they turned out well and everyone liked them.

The Recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onions
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounces ham, cubed ( I used thick cut slices of ham from the deli at the store)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and halved

Add the oil in a medium, heavy saucepan. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Add the ham, garlic, and beans. Add enough water to almost completely cover the beans. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours. Remove from the heat and serve with the cooking liquid.

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