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Slow cooker green beans, ham and potatoes

I'm going to tell you about a meal that can be made really cheaply! My mom would make green beans, ham and potatoes a good bit growing up and so it is one of my comfort foods. This time, I picked green beans out of my garden and used portion of ham that had been given to me. We had already used the bone so I bought some smoked ham shanks at the store. I'm not sure what the price was per pound but I paid 3.45 for 3 small shanks. They didn't have a ton of meat on them but you are getting the delicious flavor from the bone. I used the largest one and saved the other two for the next time I make this dish. This is a great recipe for the summer since it won't heat up your kitchen.

I don't have an exact recipe for this although I'm sure you could look one up. These are all approximate amounts.

Slow Cooker Green Beans, Potatoes and Ham

2 pounds of fresh green beans
1 large potato, cut into large chunks and peeled
A ham bone, preferably with a good bit of meat
3 cups water
2 tablespoons ham base
Salt and pepper to taste

Snap ends off green beans and break in smaller pieces. Place in bottom of slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt. Place ham on top and then potatoes. Mix ham base with water and pour over top. Cook on high for 8 hours or until beans reached desired tenderness.

Once again, I guessed at some of these measurements. Taste it as it cooks and add more salt if needed.

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