Cajun Smothered Sausage and Green Beans

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One of my mom’s weeknight go-to meals is a super easy recipe that includes canned green beans, smoked sausage, and seasonings. When my grandma sent us home with a large bag of farm fresh green beans, I instantly thought of vamping up her classic recipe. What better way to add flavor than by giving it a cajun twist??

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  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 (14 oz.) packages of smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2″ coins
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 4 Tbsp. butter (1/2 stick)
  • 2 lbs. farm fresh green beans, trimmed and cut
  • 2 tsp. Emril’s Cajun Essence seasoning


  1. In a large skillet with high sides and a firm fitting lid, warm the oil over medium high heat. Add in the onion, pepper, and celery. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the veggies become translucent.
  2. Add in the sausage and cook until browned. Pour in chicken broth to deglaze the pan. Add in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium heat and cover with the lid. Simmer for an hour or until the green beans are tender and a darker green color. The mixture will still be soupy, which is the best part!

Yields about 6 servings.

Eat, Bork, and Be Merry!

~ Kate


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