Got any meat & potato fans in your house? This meal is for them!
Got any slow cooker fans in your house? This meal is for them!
This is a complete meal. It’s got meat. It’s got potatoes. It’s got vegetables. Done! Done! Done! Now, I do usually serve it with some other vegetables, but that’s because I really like vegetables.
When I first made this, I was kind of doubtful. My family are all big fans of smoked sausage and I was a little afraid that cooking it in the slow cooker wasn’t going to do the meat justice. I was wrong. HOLY BUCKETS! Did my family eat it up – especially my husband. He kept using words like “comfort food” and “perfect” and “mmmmm…” Definitely a winner. Will repeat.
Especially because it’s ridiculously easy. Now, there isn’t much that I make that is difficult, but this is just about easy as it gets. Just a handful of ingredients thrown in a slow cooker and then leave it to do its business. There isn’t much liquid in this recipe, so I was worried about that. But I didn’t need to be. It’s precisely because there isn’t much liquid that the smoked sausage really shines! The slow cooker (at least when I cook it on HIGH) almost “grills” it like the stove top or oven would. There’s a nice crispness to it.
It’s just a great recipe. Totally man-pleasing. Totally easy. Fun for the whole family!
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Slow Cooker Sausage With Green Beans & Potatoes
- 14-30 ounces smoked sausage such as Kielbasa (1-2 packages)
- 3 large potatoes
- 1 pound fresh green beans (or 3 cups or 2 cans)
- 3/4 cup chicken broth (or 1 bouillon cube and 3/4 cup water)
- Cut sausage into 1 inch pieces.
- Cut potatoes into large pieces - probably 8-10 pieces per potato. Leave skin on.
- Cut ends off green beans if using fresh. Drain liquid from cans if using canned green beans.
- Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high 3-5 hours. I like 4 hours on high - it actually gives the sausage a "grilled" feel!
Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her on Instagram.