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!!!