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GREEN BEANS LIKE MY MAMA'S

Updated: Dec 8, 2023



I've had several people ask how I cook my green beans. The last person asked how I cook fresh green beans. I didn't have any fresh ones right now to show. This has been the worst year ever for my garden. We have had so much rain and it hasn't produced like usual. On my video today I used a jar of green beans that I had canned. You can also use a large can that you buy at your grocery. The main difference in using fresh green beans is the time it takes to cook. After you snap your green beans you will wash them and put them in a large soup pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. You will have to add more water as they cook because the water will be gone before the beans are done. When they have cooked for some time and are getting soft (and you've added more water) put 1 TBS of sugar and 1 tsp. of salt. Let them cook until all water is gone. The sugar gives it a little something that makes them taste just like my mama's. The recipe below is for home-canned or beans bought in a can at the store.




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I just started seeing your videos a couple of weeks ago. your recipes sound delicious! I am making a grocery list of things to buy. I lost interest in cooking when my husband died 5 years ago, but your recipes have inspired me. You keep them simple! I was sorry to hear of your illness I have added you to my daily prayer list. There is no better physician than Our Father. Take care!

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Mamasue, I enjoy watching your cooking, and listening to you explain them. I to will pray with you through this journey. I went through it 11 years ago, and here I am writing this post. God Bless you, baby Blake and your family!

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Virginia Olive
Virginia Olive
Jul 30, 2021

I'm from Alberta, Canada 🇨🇦 and came across your site quite coincidentally; I am praying for you in your cancer journey!! I LOVE your southern accent and am excited to try some of your recipes. About these green beans....if you use canned beans, they are already cooked. If you cook them yet another 25 minutes, don't they get extremely mushy since they are soft to start with? I rarely use canned, most always fresh or frozen because of the pretty colour and brighter flavour! I had a friend from Ohio who raved about canned beans too....maybe I need to try them again! 🙂 Blessings from western Canada....if you've never been here you should come see the most beautiful sce…

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Cheryl Belcher
Cheryl Belcher
Jul 29, 2021

Why no oil or bacon grease for seasoning?

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I think you need at least a small amount of butter or olive oil. Especially to keep them from sticking and burning when the water is cooked out. ❤️ Prayers for you, Mama Sue.

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Susie Finley
Susie Finley
Jul 29, 2021

Im going to try this recipe it sounds delicious. I am praying for you. hope you got good news today. love you and your recipes keep cooking Sue and keep your head up. God is with you all the way.

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