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Ham, Potatoes and Green Beans on the Stove

This easy Ham, Potatoes and Green Beans on the Stove is a classic, one skillet meal the whole family will enjoy!
Course Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, fresh green beans, quick
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 16 oz pkg Cubed ham
  • 3 Idaho potatoes  cubed
  • 1 28 oz can Cut green beans or 2-3 cups fresh green beans
  • 1/2 Medium onion chopped
  • 2 14 oz cans Beef broth
  • 1 14 oz can Water (use beef broth can)
  • 1 teaspoon Minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Beef base or bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper


  • In a large skillet or stock pot saute, on medium high heat, the ham until lightly browned on both sides.
  • Add the garlic and onion and saute until onion is translucent (about 3-5 mins)
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until potatoes are tender (about 15 mins)


If I am in a hurry I skip the browning the meat part of the recipe and throw everything in the crock pot for about 3 hours on high. 
There should be some liquid leftover leaving it more like a stew, not quite a soup. You can always add more water if needed. Fresh green beans take more liquid to cook than canned.