Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fresh green beans, new red potatoes, onions & kielbasa one pot meal

I love fresh green beans in the summer time... there is nothing like them...I like them cooked lots of ways...with bacon, (what isn't better with a little bacon ;)  new red potatoes, onions, garlic, kielbasa, or just plain.. I could go on and on... but I usually do the bacon route, but thought I had a package of kielbasa that needed using, so I tried it..and it was absolutely delicious... My 3 year old ate seconds (yeah he's eating.. well that's another whole blogpost altogether sigh..)  Use what you have, if you have turkey kielbasa, or polish sausage instead of kielbasa use it.. If you wanna add a clove or two of whole garlic smashed, add that.. as always use what your family likes... enjoy

One pot meal:  Fresh green beans, new red potatoes, onions & kielbasa

1 T. bacon grease (or olive oil)
3-4 cups fresh green beans, washed and ends trimmed
6 red potatoes, washed and cut into chunks
1 package, kielbasa, sliced
1 beef bouillon cube
1/3 cup water
salt & pepper to taste
1 onion, peeled, medium diced

In large pan with a lid add bacon grease, melt and add onion.  Stir onion covering in hot grease.  Cook on medium high heat for just a couple of minutes, add green beans, and red potatoes, salt & pepper (being careful not to over salt, cause the bouillon cube and kielbasa both have salt in them).  Stir vegetables to coat and cook for 3-5 minutes.  Add kielbasa, water & bouillon cube stirring well.  Cover pan and bring to simmer, turn heat down to medium and cook for 5-10 minutes till vegetables are 3/4 of the way done, stirring often.  Remove lid from pan, turn heat up to medium high and cook till the water is almost completely gone, and vegetables are done about 5-10 more minutes.  I like my beans cooked completely soft and my potatoes soft too.  If you like your vegetables a little crunchy, cook less time.  Turn off heat, stir and adjust seasonings if necessary.. Enjoy

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