Smoked Sausage and Green Bean Stew

"A family tradition, and one of my favorite comfort foods. The blending of flavors makes this simple meal one I prepare often."
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  • 1 lb smoked sausage
  • 3 (14 1/2 ounce) cans cut green beans (do not drain)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 medium potatoes, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper


  • Slice smoked sausage on the diagonal into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  • Brown over medium heat in large saucepan or dutch oven.
  • Add onions and garlic and saute until onions are transparent.
  • Add potatoes and green beans.
  • Add water until all ingredients are covered.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer for at least 1/2 hour, adding more water if necessary.
  • The longer it cooks the better it tastes.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve in bowls with garlic bread.

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  1. I was looking for a recipe to use up some smoked sausage. I followed the recipe other then I drained about half the broth from each can. I really enjoyed this. This was quick and easy to make.
  2. I made this today for dinner. I used all the ingredients listed, I just used a different preperation method. I put all the ingredients in my crock pot and cooked it on high for 4 hours. Very easy to prepare, with minimal ingredients. I also added a dash of pepper flakes. One thing I will do next time is to brown the smoked sausage in a pan before adding it to the crock pot. This was pure comfort food for us. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
  3. 1/3/09 . Really easy to make and very tasty. I think this would be perfect if you are feeling under the weather as it is warming & comforting, has a lovely light/thin broth with chunks of simple foods. My family and I really enjoyed this, thank you for posting.
  4. I was looking for something easy to make tonight that my DH can just warm up. This did the trick and we both really enjoyed it. Thanks so much! I'm making it again tonight.
  5. Made exactly as directed with great results. Serving size is right on. Thanks!


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