Mert’s Green Bean Casserole

Mert was my maternal grandmother. (My Mama’s mom.) I love this casserole. I remember having it as a child and just wanting to eat the entire pan. As an adult, I wanted this when pregnant with my oldest son. And, my Mama complied. Mmmmm….


This is an easy, cheap meal to make. Plus, it makes more than enough for growing children.


I promise, when you read the ingredients you are going to say, “You have GOT to be kidding!!!” But I swear to you, it is really good!


Mert’s Green Bean Casserole


1 15oz can of diced tomatoes

2 15oz cans of string beans

1/2 cup quick cook oatmeal

2 tsp French’s yellow mustard (or spicy brown mustard)

salt and pepper to taste

2 sticks of Bryan’s original smoked sausage


Preheat oven to 425*F. Drain string beans, reserving liquid. Mix string beans with tomatoes in a casserole dish. Mix dry oatmeal and mustard with liquid from string beans until mustard is thoroughly blended with the liquid and oatmeal is moistened. Add salt and pepper to mixture, then pour into the casserole dish with the tomatoes and string beans. Mix ingredients well. Slice each stick of sausage down the middle leaving the casing intact on one side. Spread the sausage and cut into short pieces, approximately 2 inches long. Arrange the sausage on top of the tomato/stringbean mixture. Bake, turning the sausage over 1/2 way through cooking. Cook approximately 30  minutes until the center is hot and bubbly and the oatmeal is cooked.


Thank you Mama for sharing this recipe with me!!!


2 responses

  1. Okay – does the oatmeal taste – oatmealy? LIke, you know you are eating oatmeal? Or is it like adding oatmeal to meatloaf – it’s just there to hold the other ingredients together?

  2. I love it that everyone loves this recipe, but I (of course) have to be different. I remember the first time Mom made it. She had found the recipe in some pamphlet published by the government. She didn’t put sausage in the first trial run, and bless her heart, she didn’t mix the oatmeal in very well, because there were globs of it floating around. I was a very picky eater; nothing green touched my lips, and I hated green beans! Still don’t really care for them. Anyway, that is a horrible comment. Thank you Jamie for remembering Mom

    Mary Miller

    Sent from my iPad.

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