Southern Style Thanksgiving Green Beans
2 quarts water
4 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 ham hock
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
1Place the water in a large pot, and mix in the green beans, ham hock, onion, garlic, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and cook 10 minutes.
2Reduce heat to low, and simmer 4 hours. Remove the ham hock, and slice the meat into small pieces. Return meat to the beans, and serve.