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Awesome Green Beans Recipe
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Awesome Green Beans

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"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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until tender. Stir in sausage and cook until evenly brown.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2003

I make green beans all the time in this very same'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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 29, 2009

It was ok. I was looking for something with a little more flavor. Probably won't make it again.

Aug 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.

Aug 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!!

Apr 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 27, 2003

I used fresh green beans and bacon instead of sausage. I didn't even add the olive oil. Excellent!

Aug 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.


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  • Calories
  • 108 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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