An old favorite made with fresh green beans and freshmushrooms.  

Despite what you may think, it is possible to make this old favoritewith not one can of soup and nary a French-fried onion ring  in the house,but you may want to get some ranch-style salad dressing mix (or, improvise,improvise, improvise!)


1½ tablespoonsbutter
3 tablespoons flour
1 ½ cups milkbutter
3 to 4 teaspoons dry ranch-style salad dressing mix
¼ to ½teaspoon white pepper
1 ½ tablespoonsbutter
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ cups slicedfresh mushrooms
1 ¼ poundsfresh green beans, cooked al dente*
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs, toasted**

  1. To make white sauce, melt 1 ½ tablespoons butter in small saucepan over low heat.  Stir in flour, cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Using wire whisk, stir in milk; bring to a boil.  Cook whisking constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened.  Stir in dressing mix and white pepper; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven for 350° F   Melt remaining 1 ½ tablespoons butter in small saucepan over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.  Remove half of onion mixture; set aside.
  3. Add mushrooms to onion mixture remaining in skillet and cook about 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.  Combine mushroom mixture, green beans and white sauce in 1½-quart casserole.  Combine bread crumbs with reserved onion mixture; sprinkle over casserole.  Bake, uncovered, until heated through, about 20 to 30 minutes.


*Cooked al dente = until crisp tender (i.e. cookedjust enough to retain a somewhat firm texture)

**To toast, preheat oven to 425° F.; spread freshbreadcrumbs on a cookie sheet, and heat until lightly browned. Watch carefully to avoid over-toasting; crumbs should be crisp andbrowned but not blackened.  If using same oven for the green-bean casserole soon aftertoasting the breadcrumbs, remember to lower oven temp to 350° F before puttingcasserole in oven.

Tap here to view a list of recipes currently in a “floppyformatted”” version of  Home Cookin’

You can find the above recipe(s) by tapping here on the HomeCookin’ index.


                                                                 backBack Home

Copyright © 1999-2010 S. H. Klock / The Recipe Reader. All rights reserved.   Terms of use.