Green Beans and Sausage

I usually make this with smoked ham hocks but went with Johnsonville brand andouille sausage.  It’s not what I’d ever call proper andouille like what you would get from a sausage maker down in Louisiana but it’s fine here.   Also in this are small red potatoes, and onions.  I use a mild chicken broth but water works nearly as well.  Salt and pepper to taste, garlic and onion powder are optional but good additions.