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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Oh So Sweet Green Beans...

Tonight I am bringing back and old recipe, but it sure is a good one and one that we eat a lot!  If you have been visiting This Farm Family's Life for a while..oh say since March 2011, then you have probably already seen my recipe for sweet green beans.  I am participating in a Table Talk series with Indiana Family of Farmers and we were asked to blog about a recipe that we have previously shared on the blog, but the pictures were less than perfect.  So let's have a look at the old pic...

Blah!  So...with a little bit of help and a new gift I was able to get a better picture of this yummy side!

  We eat green beans about once a week.  We plant them in our garden and then can them so we, hopefully, have an abundant supply of them all winter long.  People often tell me that they don't like green beans, but with this sweet twist on them they usually end up loving them!  This recipe involves brown sugar which definitely adds a bit of unhealthiness to this fine vegetable, but they are oh so good so it's all worth it ;0)!!
Oh So Sweet Green Beans

1 qt. or 4 cups green beans

1/2 smoked sausage link (or  ham/ ham bone.  If you have a ham bone left over from Thanksgiving dinner, now would be the perfect time to use it.  Deliciousness!) 

1/4 Cup brown sugar

1/2 Tablespoon onion flakes

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

salt and pepper to taste

1. Place green beans in a pan and add just enough water to slightly cover them.  Add the sausage, sugar, onion flakes, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

2. Bring to a rapid boil for 5-7 minutes, then simmer for about 20 minutes. (If they are store bought, they may take longer to cook)


Note:I am participating in Indiana's Family of Farmers Table Talk Series and received a gift in exchange for my participation.  All photos and opinions are my own. 


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