I haven’t shared any of MawMaw‘s recipes lately. Sometimes I don’t want to illustrate, narrate, or photograph my life, I just want to live it. And then sometimes, I feel the need to share.

Here is another one of MawMaw’s fabulous down-home recipes. It can be prepared as a side dish or a plat principal – it’s a one-pot wonder that contains everything you need for a balanced meal.

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1 lb. sausage, bacon, or other smoked meat
1 chopped onion
1 chopped stalk celery
2 quarts water or vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. fresh green beans
1-2 lbs. red potatoes (diced or whole)

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  1. Brown smoked meat over medium heat.
  2. Saute onion and celery in meat fat for about 5 minutes or until onions are transparent.

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  1. Add water or broth.
  2. Add rosemary, salt, pepper, green beans, and potatoes.
  3. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium low.
  4. Cover pot and simmer for about 30 minutes or until potatoes can be pierced easily with a fork.

It’s as easy as that. Tasty tasty!

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