Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Green Bean Casserole

I grew up thinking green bean casserole was made by dumping a can of French cut green beans and a can of soup into a pot on the stove top and cooking until warmed through. I didn't know any different and really-I still like it that way!
However, I'm guessing most of the world has never had it like that. Most people have it with the "fancy" onions on it and baked in the oven. So today, here is my recipe for baking Green Bean casserole with all the pazzazz. I'm not real fond of making this dish, but it seems like it's what I get asked to bring a lot of the time. I think the only reason I'm not fond of making it, is because I don't care for "fancy" onions! lol

In case you don't know what "fancy" onions are-seriously use THIS brand!
4 cans French cut green beans
3 cans cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup milk (slightly more than 1/2 soup can full)
French's french fried onions
Salt & pepper to taste

I add all ingredients right into the pan (less dirty dishes! Who is not a fan of that?)

Preheat oven to 350
Pour the soup, beans, salt & pepper, & milk into a 9x13 pan and mix. I mixed about 3/4 cup onions into 3/4 of the pan and sprinkled the top of the same section with more onions.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 min. Remove foil and bake another 10 min.

This was right before I added the foil and cooked. 

We have people who don't eat onions so that's why part was left without. I happen to be one who does not care for these onions. (I love onions most of the time)

This time I bought all great value brand products for this dish except the onions.
I normally do not buy great value brand canned green beans. I can't tell you what possessed me to do so this time. However, I did it. IF you do beware of stems! We ALWAYS get at least one stem in every can. I know it happens with other brands too, but it's not this bad. By the way, this is the only dish I use canned green beans for-EVER. When I first moved out on my own I used only canned vegetables, now I go for fresh or frozen as much as possible.
I also have tried the great value brand of onions and am not a fan of those either.
I am not trying to "Great Value" brand slam, I obviously shop at that store. I've just learned from experience these are two products I don't care for in their brand.

1 comment:

  1. I love me some green bean casserole! PS, I like EXTRA onion!;-)