German-Italian Beans

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Total Time
20 mins
40 mins

The original version of this recipe came from Empire Magazine, a newspaper Sunday supplement, many years ago. If the optional potatoes are included, this dish, with a salad and bread makes a quick and hearty meal.

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  1. Place both sausages types in a greased Dutch oven or heavy 5 quart saucepan.
  2. Cook over moderately high heat until browned on all sides.
  3. Remove from pan.
  4. Add enough olive oil to drippings from sausage to make about 4 Tbsp, add onions, garlic, and green beans, and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until onions are transparent and garlic is just beginning to brown.
  5. Add basil, savory, salt, pepper, beef broth, mushrooms and potatoes, and mix well.
  6. Boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes or until beans and potatoes are done.