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Salteado de Judías Verdes con Jamón | Sautéed Green Beans with Jamón

Your mother probably told you to eat your green beans as a child. And for good reason- green beans are nutritious. They are a good source of fiber, which you need to keep regular. They are also excellent sources of vitamins K and C.

salteado con jamon recipe
Salteado de de judías verdes con jamon, which is stir-fried green beans with ham.

However, let’s face it: green beans can be boring, so it’s hard to get kids (and even adults) to eat them. Salteado de de judías verdes con jamón, which is stir-fried green beans with ham, is a very simple dish to make your greens more interesting. You can find many kinds of salteado con jamon recipes, sometimes prepared with legumes or beans. Stir-frying your legumes or beans is a great way to introduce these foods to your kids.

All you need is a few slices of jamón ibérico, keeping in mind that you won’t need the best, most expensive cut to prepare this recipe; a regular one is enough. If you can’t find any jamón, just replace it with bacon.

The technique of stir-frying something that you will see in this salteado con jamon recipe is called saltear in Spanish. That’s why some of the recipes in this blog are called salteados. You can also easily find them on the menus of bars and restaurants, as they’re quite popular all around Spain.

salteado con jamon recipe

Salteado de Judias Verdes con Jamon Recipe

The technique of stir-frying something (jamon or bacon in this instance) that you will see in this recipe is called saltear in Spanish. That’s why some of the recipes in this blog are called salteados.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 36 mins
Total Time 51 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, spanish
Servings 4 people
Calories 366 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 kg green beans
  • 120 grams jamon iberico
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 small potatoes (2 medium-sized ones)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt

Instructions
 

  • Wash your green beans. Cut both ends and chop them into pieces of about 6 or 7 cm. Peel the potatoes and cut them into big pieces.
  • Boil your green beans and potatoes for about 30 minutes. If you have canned green beans, you’ll just need to boil the potatoes. A good trick to know if they are ready is to pinch a fork into one of the potatoes, and then lift it gently over the pot. If it falls right back to the water, it means it is ready. If it stays on the fork, you need to boil your potatoes a bit more. 
  • Cut your jamon into small pieces. Peel and chop the garlic cloves into thin pieces.
  • Heat a pan, add a tablespoon of olive oil, and stir-fry the jamon for two minutes on medium heat until it turns brownish and firm.
  • Add the garlic slices and stir-fry everything for another two minutes. Add the drained green beans and potatoes to the pan with a pinch of salt and mix everything together for another 2 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 18gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 510mgPotassium: 1424mgFiber: 11gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1725IUVitamin C: 73mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 4mg
Keyword green beans, jamon iberico, salteado, salteado de judias verdes recipe, salteado recipe
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