Amy's Green Beans and Sausage Dish


This is a very simple sausage and green beans recipe that tastes great. Put your beans on early in the morning, and let them cook all day. My grandma, who came from a poor family, handed down this recipe. Goes great with cornbread.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 4 cups water, or more as needed

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 8 potatoes, peeled and quartered

  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces


  1. Place green beans in a large saucepan with a lid. Pour water over beans to cover; stir in salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until beans are very tender, 3 to 4 hours; add water throughout cooking as needed to keep moist.

  2. Add potatoes and smoked sausage; cover and simmer until potatoes are very tender and beans and potatoes have absorbed the smoky flavor of sausage, about 2 more hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

420 Calories
19g Fat
46g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 420
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 1156mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 53mg 264%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 1233mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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