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Grandad Weese's Fresh Green Beans Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jan Holland Hailey
Added: Sunday, November 1, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 lbs. Fresh Secret Green Beans
Water
Onion and Garlic, optional
Salt & Pepper to taste
Bacon Fat for flavor, optional
Pieces of Ham or Ham Hock, optional

Directions:
Directions:
Copying Grandad's fresh pot of Green Beans should be easy - just clean and cut the beans, add water, my Mom always put some Onion and Garlic in hers, and some Bacon Fat, Ham Pieces or Ham Hock always make it a meal. There were no other Green Beans as delicious as Grandad Weese's, whether they came just out of his garden or were put up in the freezer. I wondered for years why my fresh green beans never came close to his - I tried growing my own, bought string beans, blue lake, organic and other types, just not the same. A few years ago I learned the secret. We were at a Weese family gathering and I asked my cousin Dennis Weese if Grandad's green beans were the Greens of Pinto Beans and he said "Yes" - that is what makes them so great not only does the Green taste good, but the bean inside is plump and flavorful like a young Pinto." Dennis should know, he inherited Grandad's green thumb and grows his own Green Pinto Beans and other good stuff too - like Okra!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When I retire and have time and space for a bigger garden I will grow the Secret Beans.

 

 

 

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