MMmmm Sausage, Potato, and Green Bean Casserole

Posted By Sarah on Mar 30, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Vegan Blog |


I’d like to note that I do not want to infringe on any copyrights with this blog, as it is only a means to share recipe’s that we have found, made, and truly enjoyed. Thus, I may have to do a little abbreviation on a few things! However, I will list the inspirations for these recipes!
MMmmm Sausage, Potato, and Green Been Casserole:
  • 2 pounds of potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces (choice of potatoes is yours, though we like a mix of Red and Yukon Gold)
  • 1/2 pound Green Beans cut in half (yucky ends removed, obviously)
  • 1 Yellow onion, thickly sliced (or 2, if you like onions a lot!)
  • at least 3 cloves of garlic, minced (I prefer about 9 cloves, but that’s me!)
  • 3 tablespoons Organic Tamari
  • 1/4 cup pure Organic Maple Syrup
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard (though I like 4 or 5)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package Tofurkey brand Sweet Italian Sausages, sliced as thick as desired (package comes with 4 sausages. Use as much as you see fit, but at least 2)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Put all the veggies in a 9X13 casserole dish (glass preferred, metal fine)
 

In a mixing bowl, stir together everything else (except the sausage) until the mustard is dissolved and you have a slightly thick brown liquid, like so:
 

Pour this concoction over the veggies, and mix Very well!
Cover with Tin foil, and place in the oven for 25 minutes.
Remove from oven, dump into a big mixing bowl, and mix Very well again!
Turn the oven down to 350
Back into casserole dish, and back into the oven, uncovered, for another 25 minutes.
Remove, back into bowl, and mix again (OPTIONAL: You can add the sausage now, if you like, but it is precooked, so its fine to add at the end)
One more time, back into the over uncovered, for another 25 minutes.
Remove. If you didn’t add the sausage, add it now, and stir it up. The nice hot veggies should heat it up sufficiently!
Serve, and enjoy!
This dish is good hot, warm, or cold, and for pretty much any meal of the day.
I would recommend it with a good beer, such as Allagash Interlude, and extra mustard for dipping (Note: Not all beers are Vegan!!! I do know that Great Scot, a delicious ale sold at Trader Joe’s, is in fact Vegan. Just wanted to make sure you knew). We have made it numerous times, and its always good! Makes me feel very German!
This recipe was inspired (and 90% copied) from Vegan with a Vengeance. It’s a Great Book!
Bonnie and Ian St. Germaine