Easy Crock Pot Green Beans
Disclosure: This weeks Progressive Dinner post is sponsored by Silpat
Welcome to week 6 of 7 in our Progressive Dinner Blog Hop. I can’t believe it is almost over. This week I am sharing a very easy recipe for fresh green beans made in the crock pot.
If you haven’t had a chance to see the beautiful Progressive Dinner online magazine our hostess created you can check it out in my Progressive Dinner Invitation post where you can see the beautiful full color magazine our hostess Glenda from Busy at Home created to announce the big event. It will also give you a sneak peek into what you can expect for the upcoming weeks of our Progressive Dinner.
What is a Progressive Dinner?
So what is a Progressive Dinner you might be asking? Well for 7 weeks myself and four other bloggers will each be sharing one course of a holiday dinner menu from appetizers to dessert in a round up style post.
By the end of the seven weeks each of us will have shared a Main course, 2 side dish recipes, an appetizer, a dessert recipe and a pot luck or gift from the kitchen recipe.
Below you will find the schedule of the recipes I will be sharing for each week You will find my fellow Blog Hop Bloggers Roundup of Progressive Dinner recipes, and a printable recipe.
Flour On My Face Progressive Dinner series schedule
- Week 1: Recipe:Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
- Sponsor: Corelle
- Week 2: Recipe: Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer
- Week 3 : Recipe: Baked Turkey Breast
- Sponsor: Farberware
- Week 4: Recipe: Vegetable Medley with Homemade Cream Sauce
- Sponsor: PotsandPans.com/Rachael Ray Bakeware
- Week 5: Recipe: Easy Apple & Cranberry Compote
- Sponsor: Crock-Pot
- Week 6: Recipe: Easy Crock Pot Green Beans
- Sponsor: Silpat
- Week 7: Recipe: Gifts from the Kitchen: Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Nuts
- Sponsor: CountryDoor.com
To see what the rest of this weeks Progressive Dinner recipes are check out the links below.
Holiday Progressive Dinner Week 6 Recipe Links
Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip & Rosemary Appetizer Wreath
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
at Daily Dish Recipes
Rosemary Potato Rolls
at Adventures in All Things Food
Easy Crock-Pot Green Beans
at Flour on My Face
Pumpkin Silk Pie
at The Gunny Sack
Easy Crock Pot Green Beans
One of the things I love about holiday meals are the leftovers. Some years for Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner I will make a turkey and a ham. As much as I enjoy eating the ham during dinner I can’t wait to use the leftover ham in either a pot of beans, homemade soup or a crock pot full of fresh green beans. And promise you won’t tell! but I have been known to cut a hunk of meat off the spiral ham I am serving so I could add it to a crock pot of green beans that I will be serving as a side dish.
But what if I have a craving for fresh green beans and haven’t made a ham? Bacon works just as good! Or if you like you can use a piece of fat back. If your from the south you know what fat back is. If your not look in the grocery store where they sell the bacon. You’ll find a squarish piece of pork sealed in plastic. That is fat back and it can be used to season a crock pot full of green beans or a pot of soup.
But to make things so much easier you can just use some bacon to season fresh green beans. It has the same salty smoky flavor a hunk of ham does and is readily available to most everyone.
Scroll down to find the Easy Crock Pot Green Bean recipe in the Ziplist format.
Continue below the recipe to enter to this weeks Silpat giveaway.
- 1-2 lbs fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
- ½ cup diced onion
- 5 slices of bacon, a chunk of fat
back,ora leftover ham bone with meat attached
- 7 cups water
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Heat the crock pot up on high
- Add the butter, onion, garlic,
saltand pepper. Heat stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
- Add the bacon and cook, stirring for about 5 minutes.
- Add the green beans to the crock pot.
- Add about 7 cups of water or enough water to cover the green beans.
- Cook on high for 4 hours. Low for 6-8 hours
- Adjust salt and pepper if needed.
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