Smothered Green Beans

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Smothered Green Beans Recipe by Mr. Make It Happen


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Introduction

Elevate Your Side Dish Game with Smothered Green Beans

As we navigate the vast landscape of culinary delights, it’s often the humble side dishes that steal the show, adding depth, flavor, and vibrancy to any meal. Among these unsung heroes, smothered green beans stand tall, offering a tantalizing combination of freshness, savory richness, and comforting warmth that elevates any dining experience. In this blog post, we delve into the art of smothered green beans and how you can incorporate this delicious dish into your culinary repertoire.

Today we are pulling out all the stops and elevating a somewhat “simple side dish”. I am using bacon and andouille sausage for this recipe but feel free to make any adjustments you see fit with your dietary needs. We are also using mini red potatoes – so really, this could be considered a full meal with all of the protein, veggies, and starch.

We are getting the party started with the cajun trinity. Dice the veggies and set aside while your protein Cooks.

Start by cooking your bacon first until crispy, and then removing it. Add in your diced sausage and cook until golden brown. Once the sausage is cooked, add in the cajun trinity and sweat the veggies for 2-3 minutes.

Next, add in your all-purpose flour and seasoning. Cook the roux for 3-4 minutes and then add in the chicken broth. Bring to a boil and then add in your clean green beans and potatoes. Cover with a lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Season to taste and serve.


Conclusion

Smothered green beans are more than just a side dish — they’re a culinary masterpiece that celebrates the beauty of simplicity and flavor. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving a taste of comfort, this delightful dish is sure to satisfy. So, why not elevate your side dish game and bring the magic of smothered green beans to your table today? Your taste buds will thank you!


Smothered Green Beans

Servings: 8 people
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
In this blog post, we delve into the art of smothered green beans and how you can incorporate this delicious dish into your culinary repertoire.

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven or preferred skillet/pot

Ingredients 

Meat(s)

  • 8-10 pieces of thick cut BACON

Vegetables

  • 1 lb red potatoes
  • 1.5-2 lbs fresh green beans

Produce

  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic

Wet Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2-3 tbsps butter

Seasonings

  • 1 tbsp low sodium chicken base
  • AP seasoning, smoked paprika
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Instructions 

  • Dice the veggies and set aside while your protein Cooks.
  • Start by cooking your bacon first until crispy, and then removing it.
  • Add in your diced sausage and cook until golden brown.
  • Once the sausage is cooked, add in the cajun trinity and sweat the veggies for 2-3 minutes.
  • Next, add in your all purpose flour and seasoning.
  • Cook the roux for 3-4 minutes and then add in the chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil and then add in your clean green beans and potatoes.
  • Cover with a lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Season to taste and serve.

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Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish

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About Matt Price

I’m Matt Price – A self taught “Home Chef”, or “Internet Chef”, lol, from Virginia. I’m super passionate about cooking and sharing recipes and techniques to elevate home cooking. Too many of us have drifted away from the kitchen – and my goal is to change that! Let’s Make It Happen.

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