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Indiana Green Beans


Indiana Green Beans



This is not a healthy recipe. If you are a Hoosier you already know that, because the word Indiana is in the title. It is a comfort food recipe, and it is rich and delicious. Take note that the plate I portioned is small.



1-32 oz. package frozen green beans (of course, you can use fresh)
½ medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. cooked ham, cubed
¼ c. bacon grease
2 cans chicken broth
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. saracha
½ c. heavy cream
4 boiled russet potatoes
butter




Cook the diced ham in a large pot over medium heat with the bacon grease for three minutes. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about three minutes more. Add in the rest of the ingredients except for the cream and cook for about thirty minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the broth is almost completely absorbed. Remove from the heat and add the heavy cream. Smash a boiled potato and serve the beans and sauce over the top. You can add a pat of butter. You will probably want to add extra salt to taste. Enjoy!

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I was home with my kids when they were babies and I had her show on a lot. Then at one point I remember her and her friend going into a Walmart and just cracking up over the fact that they were so frigging isolated by their current wealth that they didn’t understand how things worked there. Like the way that the plastic hangers operated or something…

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Well I was, and I haven’t watched a thing that woman has put out in the past ten years.

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