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favorite indiana green beans & sausage

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

My mother made this several times every summer when I was growing up and I have tried to do the same. It is so satisfying, and so INDIANA! Serve it with an ear or two of fresh corn slathered in butter and some still-warm-from-the-vine tomato slices.

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 40 Min
cook time 3 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For favorite indiana green beans & sausage

  • 3-4 lb
    fresh green beans, snapped and broken in half
  • 2 pkg
    smok-y-links sausage or any type smoked sausage, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 6-8 lg
    potatoes, peeled and cut in large chunks
  • 4 lg
    carrots, peeled and cut in 1 to 2 inch pieces
  • 2 tsp
  • dash
    black pepper

How To Make favorite indiana green beans & sausage

  • 1
    After snapping the ends off green beans and breaking them in half, soak them in cold water briefly; drain and repeat.
  • 2
    In a large Dutch oven, place beans in 8 cups fresh water. Cut smok-y-links in half or thirds and add them to beans. Bring to boil over medium heat, then simmer, covered, for 3-1/2 hours.
  • 3
    After 2-1/2 hours, add potatoes, carrots, salt and pepper to pot. Cover and continue cooking for about another hour. If 2 tsp. salt is too much for you or if you're watching your sodium intake, use less.