This Smoked Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes is a classic, easy, Midwestern one skillet meal that every one will love!
I grew up with this meal. We had a big garden growing up and when we had fresh green beans this is the meal my dad would make. He also made it with ham instead of the smoked sausage sometimes depending on what we had on hand.
I love one skillet meals and this one is a classic. I’ll be honest I wasn’t always a fan of this dish but I made some tweaks that I think really bring out the flavor. The first one is browning the smoked sausage before you add the other ingredients. It makes a huge difference in the taste of the end result. The other is adding a beef base to the beef broth. It really helps add flavor to the potatoes and green beans.
Smoked Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes – Hoosier Stew
If I am in a hurry I skip the browning the meat part of the recipe and throw everything in the crock pot for about 3 hours on high. This is one of my most requested meals at cow shows!
There should be some liquid leftover leaving it more like a stew, not quite a soup. You can always add more water if needed. Fresh green beans take more liquid to cook than canned.
Serve with a warm roll and butter, yummy!
Serves: 5-6 servings
- 1 (10 ounce) package smoked sausage, sliced
- 3 Idaho potatoes, cubed
- 1 (28 ounce) can cut green beans - 2-3 cups fresh green beans
- ½ of a medium onion, chopped
- 2 (14 ounce) cans of beef broth
- 1 can of water (use beef broth can)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon beef base or bouillon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- In a large skillet or stock pot saute, on medium high heat, the sliced smoked sausage until lightly browned on both sides.
- Add the garlic and onion and saute until onion is translucent (about 3-5 mins)
- Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until potatoes are tender (about 15 mins)
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