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This smothered green beans and potatoes recipe gets all kinds of flavor from andouille sausage and Haitian seasoning.

green beans and potatoes in white square bowl

Andouille sausage is ground using a food processor and cooked with the green beans. 

Haitian epis, which is the seasoning base for most Haitian recipes similar to a Caribbean sofrito, French mirepoix, or Creole holy Trinity. Epis combines herbs, peppers, and onions to add more depth of flavor to any dish.

FOR THE MOOD

WHAT YOU NEED FOR SMOTHERED GREEN BEANS:

GREEN BEANS AND POTATOES COOKING DIRECTIONS

Heat skillet of medium heat. Add olive oil to skillet and once hot add onions and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then add the ground sausage cooking for another 3-4 minutes.

Once the fat has rendered well, add the beans, new potatoes and seasonings. Cook for 10 minutes.

Add epis to the pan and mix well. Mix in the stock, cover the pan and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes until greens are desired tenderness and the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork.

CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE SMOTHERED GREEN BEANS RECIPE

Fresh is best, but yes you can use canned or defrosted frozen green beans if you want.

There is a lot of flavor in andouille and epis already so you will not need to go heavy on the spices, especially salt. 

The fresh ingredients in the epis work well with fresh beans

Make more epis than you need for this recipe as it’s so good you’ll find ways to use it in other dishes.

Smoked ham hocks or smoked turkey work great as alternates to andouille sausage as well as other sausages you may like

After trimming the green beans cut them in half. Smaller parts cook faster. Similarly cut the potatoes on the smaller side. I start with smaller new potatoes and halve them.

Serve with smothered pork chops or Southern oxtail stew.

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green beans and potatoes in white square bowl

Smothered Green Beans and Potatoes

Wildly delicious green beans and potatoes recipe featuring fresh vegetables smothered in ground andouille sausage & Haitian epis seasoning for a hearty side.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Creole
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Green Beans trimmed and halved
  • 1 pound New Potatoes halved
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ tablespoon Black Pepper
  • ½ tablespoon Paprika
  • ½ pound Andouille Sausage
  • 1 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup Haitian Epis or Sofrito

Instructions

  • Using a food processor grind the andouille sausage and set aside.
  • Heat skillet on medium heat. Add olive oil to skillet and once hot add onions and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then add the ground sausage cooking for another 3-4 minutes. Once the fat has rendered well, add the beans, new potatoes and the seasoning mix Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add epis to the pan and mix well. Mix in the stock, cover the pan and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes until greens are desired tenderness and the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork.

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Notes

Fresh is best, but yes you can use canned or defrosted frozen green beans if you want.
There is a lot of flavor in andouille and epis already so you will not need to go heavy on the spices, especially salt. 
The fresh ingredients in the epis work well with fresh beans
Make more epis than you need for this recipe as it’s so good you’ll find ways to use it in other dishes.
Smoked ham hocks or smoked turkey work great as alternates to andouille sausage as well as other sausages you may like
After trimming the green beans cut them in half. Smaller parts cook faster. Similarly cut the potatoes on the smaller side. I start with smaller new potatoes and halve them.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1487mg | Potassium: 807mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1024IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg
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David

Sunday 14th of August 2022

This recipe was a big hit! Made it for a family gathering - look forward to making it again soon.