Wholesome Inexperienced Bean Casserole – The Recipe ReDux
Recent mushrooms pack a mushroomy punch with none synthetic flavors. This white sauce takes solely about 5 minutes and thickens fantastically to coat your contemporary inexperienced beans.
I knew it was the right event to tug out my most dog-eared and most-sticky-noted previous cookbook…as a result of this month’s theme for The Recipe ReDux is ‘Classic Aspect Dishes.’ As you’ll be able to see beneath, I’ve had lots of enjoyable with this one, “Favourite Recipes From Our Finest Cooks, Compiled by Girls Support Society of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.” It comprises thrifty German recipes like Zucchini Pickles from pricey previous women in my church and basic 70’s jello concoctions like Frosted Lime Walnut Salad (which my Grandma introduced alongside along with her fried rooster to each household operate of my youth.) And being that tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and this ebook comprises a number of enjoyable renditions of the classic basic Inexperienced Bean Casserole, I made a decision this might an ideal recipe to ReDux.
On web page 64 and 65 of “Favourite Recipes” is a recipe for Inexperienced Bean Casserole containing bitter cream , cheddar cheese, corn flakes, grated onion and a couple of packages of frozen French inexperienced beans. Inexperienced Bean Royal comprises a can of cream of mushroom soup, grated cheese, inexperienced beans, onerous boiled eggs and crushed potato chips. And Basic Inexperienced Bean Casserole lists 4 slices of bacon, can of cream of celery soup, canned or frozen inexperienced beans and chopped onion. (There’s additionally a Creamy Inexperienced Beans recipe with inexperienced beans, herb stuffing combine, bitter cream and shredded American cheese!)
I don’t suppose I may be so daring as to say I can ‘enhance’ the ‘basic,’ as a result of to some of us (like my brother-in-law) there isn’t a substitute for Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup…however, I do actually get pleasure from contemporary inexperienced beans and contemporary Cremini mushrooms can pack fairly a mushroomy punch with none synthetic flavors. And whereas opening a can is clearly quick, this white sauce takes solely about 5 minutes and thickens fantastically to coat your inexperienced beans. I maintain caramelized onions within the freezer as a result of they take some time to make, however for my part their unami and candy flavors are extra tasty than canned French fried onions that are likely to coat the highest of my mouth with one thing filmy. The ensuing Wholesome Inexperienced Bean Casserole was successful with my youngsters…who’ve already requested for it – even when it’s not Thanksgiving.
- 1 1/2 kilos inexperienced beans, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons additional virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Recent floor pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 packages (8 oz) cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tablespoons entire wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons all goal flour
- 2 cups 1% milk
- 1/3 cup caramelized onions, warmed
- Add inexperienced beans to giant pot of boiling water. Cook dinner about 7 minutes till tender crisp. Instantly drain in colander and rinse with very chilly water.
- Warmth 1 tablespoon oil and butter in giant non-stick skillet. Saute onion about 6 minutes till tender. Add extra 2 teaspoons oil and warmth.
- Stir in mushrooms, salt, pepper and thyme; saute 8 minutes till mushrooms are tender.
- Add flour and cook dinner 2 minutes, stirring, then slowly add milk whereas stirring. Warmth to boiling and cook dinner about 3 minutes or till thickened. Add inexperienced beans and stir rigorously to coat.
- Pour into serving dish (or oven-proof casserole dish if you happen to plan to heat within the oven earlier than serving) and prime with caramelized onions.
Would you ever change up the basic inexperienced bean casserole? Have you ever ever made caramelized onions within the gradual cooker?