Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into about 1-1/2-inch pieces.
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium mushroom or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 container (6 ounces) French’s fried onions

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a stock pot, boil green beans in about 3 to 4 quarts of water until fork tender.
  3. Drain the green beans and pour them into the prepared baking dish.
  4. In the same pot (rinsed and dried), melt the butter and sauté the onions and mushrooms until the mushrooms have release their juice.
  5. Add in the garlic and sauté for about another minute.
  6. Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and onions and mix until it is absorbed.
  7. Whisk in the broth and bring to a simmer.
  8. Stir in the heavy cream and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until mixture thickens.
  9. Pour sauce over green beans, then add 1/2 cup of the fried onions and toss well to combine.
  10. Transfer the pan to the preheated oven and bake for 20 about minutes or until green beans reach desired doneness.
  11. Remove from oven and sprinkle the remaining fried onions on top.
  12. Return to the oven and bake for about another 5 minutes or until golden brown.

The original recipe for this incredible casserole can be found here.

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