Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Green Beasn with Sausage and Sesame Seeds

Green Beans with Sausage and Sesame seeds


Last week I picked up fresh green beans from our local Farmers Market in Waxhaw, NC. Last night I was cooking up some organic ground sausage that I had left over from the weekend to use in a frittata and I decided to sauté the fresh green beans with the left over sausage.

In a large skillet I cooked up ½ pound of ground sausage and removed all but about 1 tablespoon of the cooked sausage. You can always add more sausage, however I like to use just a small amount to add flavor and keep it a healthy as I can…Hey I am using organic ground pork.

Here’s what I had on hand:

Ingredients:
      1 lb fresh green beans, tips cut off, rinse and dry
      1 teaspoon of olive oil if needed
      1 teaspoon garlic powder
      1 tablespoon sesame seeds
       
How to Prepare:

      I like to steam my vegetables in my microwave, so I place the cleaned green beans in a microwaveable dish, covered and cooked.  I have a Kenmore Elite microwave which has a setting to cook fresh vegetables, it works great and does not overcook the beans!  
      Or you can boil: Fill a large cooking pot about ½ full and bring to a boil
      Add the green beans and cook over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, until tender ~ I like a little crunch in my green beans, no mushy green beans for me
      Drain the green beans then add to the skillet with the cooked sausage
      Add in the garlic and sesame seeds,
      Over medium heat I added the olive oil and sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes
      Basically heating them up and letting the sesame seeds toast a bit, careful not to burn

This is a yummy side dish or great as an appetizer!

Just cook something! Cheers! Kary~


Enjoy ~

What is your favorite Green Bean Recipe? 

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