Salt Pork Summer Crockpot Green Beans

Salt Pork Summer Crockpot Green Beans | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Welcome Monday, it’s nice to see you. It’s summer, I’m spending the week vacationing with friends, and I’m at my most favorite place in the world…the beach. Today is going to be a great day and I’m pretty certain that I’m going to have an even more fantastic week. Miss O’Hara Crock-Pot® 5-in-1 Multi-Cooker by Crock-Pot is joining B.O.B. Bob and me in this adventure. At some point this week, she’s determined to bake a cake of some sort, and she may whip up a breakfast, chowder, or even some snack-time meatballs and BBQ. Of course, this will all be determined by how much time she spends on our lovely vacation deck getting her tan on. I have a feeling that she may go into full vacation mode for a few days and refuse to go anywhere near the kitchen. If she does choose to put her lazy butt to work, she’ll have lots of kitchen goodies to work with. I think I dragged about half of my kitchen down here in the back of B.O.B. Bob’s big ol’ truck. If she and I don’t get together and collaborate on something tasty, I fear that B.O.B. Bob may have a few snide words to mutter on the subject.

Dear sweet Brenna is not along for the ride on this 2016 Outer Banks beach trip. She’s spending some quality time with her cat sitter. When I say quality time, I mean that she is spending the week dreaming up ways to torture the poor lady, and also silently plotting revenge on B.O.B. Bob and me. Returning home to her will bring lots of mixed emotions. I’m fairly certain that I will be ecstatic to see her furry little face and give her massive cuddles, but I’m also pretty doggone positive that she will scream violently at me for weeks afterwards and most likely attempt to maul me within a half an hour of our return. Give that girl some alone time and she’ll come up with all sorts of ways to make our lives miserable. Right now I can pretty much guarantee that she’s sneaking closer and closer to her Daddy’s pillow, which will of course bring on some serious allergy attacks. Poor B.O.B. Bob doesn’t stand a chance or breathing normally thanks to her little plot of revenge. I can only imagine what she’s got in store for me.

Salt Pork Summer Crockpot Green Beans | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Salt Pork, Finely Chopped
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) Can Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 8 Cups Fresh Green Beans, Cleaned & Snapped in Half
  • 2 Red Potatoes, Evenly Cubed

Salt Pork Summer Crockpot Green Beans | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

  • Use the brown/sauté option on your crock pot to brown the salt pork. If you don’t have this option, brown the salt pork over medium-high heat in a large sauté pan.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a crock pot, stir, and then cook on low heat for 8 hours.

Salt Pork Summer Crockpot Green Beans | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • Stir occasionally if you are around during the cooking process.
  • If you use a sauté pan to brown the salt pork, make sure to add any rendered fat to the crock pot along with all of the other ingredients; fat equals flavor.
  • If you cannot find salt pork, you can always substitute country ham or thick-cut bacon.

Salt Pork Summer Crockpot Green Beans | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

  • Add a tablespoon or two of additional butter to the cooked green beans to add even more richness.
  • If you have different varieties of green beans available at your local market, combine them in this recipe. I used a blend of wax beans and green beans.
  • Need an entree to go with these delightful southern-inspired green beans? Try Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken.
  • Get your own Miss O’Hara Crock-Pot® 5-in-1 Multi-Cooker by Crock-Pot.

Salt Pork Summer Crockpot Green Beans

Salt Pork Summer Crockpot Green Beans

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Salt Pork, Finely Chopped
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) Can Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 8 Cups Fresh Green Beans, Cleaned & Snapped in Half
  • 2 Red Potatoes, Evenly Cubed

Directions:

  1. Use the brown/sauté option on your crock pot to brown the salt pork. If you don't have this option, brown the salt pork over medium-high heat in a large sauté pan.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a crock pot, stir, and then cook on low heat for 8 hours.
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  • Sarah ‘n Spice

    You had me at salt pork! What a perfect summer side dish! I love Crockpot recipes, especially in the summer. No heating up the house anymore than it already is 🙂

    • Colleen Delawder

      Exactly! Summer meals need to be easy and keep me out of the kitchen!!!

  • Tameka Wells

    Love me some green beans! This just good old southern cooking. Reminds me of my grandmas cookin!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Oh yes! Southern green beans win every time!

  • Whitney H

    This is just how my mom makes her green beans. Delicious!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Best way in the world to eat green beans!

  • Heather Petrey

    I think my Grandma cooked this (or something like it) back in the day…. But nevertheless…. I’m hungry again, minus the meat… 🙂

    • Colleen Delawder

      So glad I could make you hungry…minus the meat!

  • CHIMEE AHAIWE

    Loves so yummy!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Chimee!

  • Project Couture

    These green beans look amazing!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks so much! Glad you liked them!

  • Guaranteed Giddy

    My granny used to make green beans like this, I can still remember them!

    • Colleen Delawder

      So did mine…and I love making them and remembering her!

  • Amazing recipe. This is how my mom used to make them.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks…I think I would have liked your mom!

  • My grandmother use to make green beans similar to this, and they were amazing. I’ll have to try these out!

    • Colleen Delawder

      I hope you do Michelle. Let me know how they turn out!

  • My grandmother makes her green beans just like this! I have never made them in a crock pot though! I will have to try this!

    • Colleen Delawder

      You definitely should Mistle! So much easier!

  • Lindsey Lyons

    WOW! These look amazing! My mouth is watering right now..

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Lindsey! I wish I had some for breakfast! Apple chips just aren’t the same!