Green beans with the meat of your choice. Don't be afraid to experiment with seasoning. This is a fun recipe! My family really enjoys the green beans.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until tender. Stir in sausage and cook until evenly brown.

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  • Pour in water and bring to a boil. Stir in green beans; reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Check water level often and add more as needed to prevent scorching. Season with salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts

108 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 9.2g 3% DV; fat 5.6g 9% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 107.3mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
I make green beans all the time in this very same manner..here's a tip: When you buy smoked sausage or have leftover ham throw it in the food processor and always have it on hand in the freezer. You will have DOUBLE the flavor in your dishes but the sausage won't "steal the show". Perfect for green beans purple hull peas even gumbo and soup. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2009
It was ok. I was looking for something with a little more flavor. Probably won't make it again. Read More
(4)
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
I make green beans all the time in this very same manner..here's a tip: When you buy smoked sausage or have leftover ham throw it in the food processor and always have it on hand in the freezer. You will have DOUBLE the flavor in your dishes but the sausage won't "steal the show". Perfect for green beans purple hull peas even gumbo and soup. Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
Easy. I used smoked sausage. I will keep this but change the way it is cooked. Shorten the cooking time way too long. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
These are the only green beans in the world that I will actually eat 2 helpings! The sausage really makes them tasty! I use fresh green beans. Mmmmm mmmmmm good!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2006
This is one of my "go-to" vegetable dishes. I cook the sausage first then saute the onion (or shallot) and garlic in the sausage fat plus a little extra oil. Also as as many have suggested I use beef broth instead of water and I use a healthy amount of garlic salt and pepper. I finish it by using corn starch to thicken the remaining beef broth into a rich sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Awesome recipe! Even my two year old ate this. I used mild Italian sausage out of the casing and chopped up. Other than a little season all it needed no other spices. I also used fresh green beans so it did take the 30 minutes to finish. I will definately be making this again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
I used fresh green beans and bacon instead of sausage. I didn't even add the olive oil. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
I left out the sausages and I think that may have messed it up because there was no flavor then. Don't leave out the sausage I tried it. It will affect the recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
This is sort of a classic meal. I made it for my roommates and they loved it. Part of the reason why I think is attributed to the very cold day we had in our city. It was also very filling so to lighten the meal up for desert we had bananas and strawberries with chocolate sauce and brown sugar drizzled on top. This also made it a slightly more balanced meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Wow! All the kids liked this recipe which was something remarkable...a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2009
It was ok. I was looking for something with a little more flavor. Probably won't make it again. Read More
(4)
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