I grew up near the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, where this creatively named recipe (I dare you to guess what’s in it!) was a mainstay. Ham, green beans, and potatoes (or as I lovingly refer to it—HGP) was one of my favorite childhood meals. Any time I’d come home from school to smell it wafting through the house, I felt like all was well with the world.
It wasn’t until I headed west that I realized this gem of a dish is not a staple in every part of the country. To help correct that, I am sharing this simple and delicious meal with you all. This could not be any easier to make, and I promise your family will love you when you serve it, especially when the weather starts to cool down in the coming months.
This easy one-pot recipe cooks up in one big crockpot (or soup pot), and it only requires three ingredients. The title pretty much gives it away, right?
2 lb fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
1 large onion, chopped
3 ham hocks
1 1⁄2 lb new potato, quartered
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp seasoning salt
1 tbsp chicken bouillon, granules
1 ground black pepper, to taste