Mean Green Bean Casserole

20 Nov

Say that three times fast 😉 My version of a classic comfort food favorite minus the soup cans (based on Alton Brown’s recipe) with an extra special topping.

Time: 45 minutes           Serves: 4-6

Ingredients


  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1/3 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed & halved
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 12 oz. mushrooms, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1/2 cup Alexia brand onion Strips, crushed

How to make it


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Bring one gallon of water and 2 tbsp salt to a boil. Add green beans and blanch for 5 minutes. While they cook, prepare a large bowl of ice water. Drain beans then immediately plunge in ice water. Drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, remaining salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn heat to medium-low, then add garlic and nutmeg. Cook for 2 minutes then sprinkle flour over the mixture and stir to combine. Cook for another minute. Turn heat back to medium and add the stock slowly. Simmer for 2 minutes. Turn heat back to medium-low and add half & half. Cook for about 8 minutes until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and stir in beans. Pour mixture into casserole dish. Top with crushed onion strips. Place in oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Remove and serve hot.

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One Response to “Mean Green Bean Casserole”

  1. Emma Carter November 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    Keep up the good work!

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