Southern Style Green Beans

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1 smoked ham hock, country ham scraps, or smoked bacon (about 6-8 ounces)
2 yellow or sweet onions, quartered
bundle of fresh thyme
bundle of fresh sage
1 tbs kosher salt
4 garlic cloves, halved
2 quarts water
2 pounds pole beans, strings removed



Combine the onions, herbs, pork product, salt, and garlic in a medium pot, add the water, and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes. Add the beans and cook until tender, 25 minutes. Scoop the beans from the broth and put in a large serving bowl. Continue to cook the broth until reduced by 1/2. Pour hot broth over the beans in the serving bowl and enjoy.