November 22, 2012

Green Bean Supreme (Its NOT what you think)

This recipe has been made by my mom for years. While this is similar to the traditional "green bean casseroles" that most people expect at Thanksgiving & Christmas this is actually NOTHING like the traditional. Its cheesy & yummy.

2lbs French Cut Frozen Green Beans (barely cooked, very well drained..I actually press mine a bit in the strainer)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 jar of Old English Cheddar Cheese
1 small jar of stems & pieces mushrooms (optional, only add if you like extra mushrooms)
1 big can of French's French Fried Onion Rings (24oz)
2c. cheddar cheese (shredded. I prefer sharp. My mom prefers medium.)
  • Drain/press barely cooked green beans, very very well. 
  • If you HAVE to use canned beans (cause you can't find frozen French cut beans) then still use french cut canned but they don't need to be cooked & they need to be drained even better.
  • Mix soup & old english cheddar very well. Eliminating as many lumps as possible.
  • Add beans to soup/cheese mixture & mix well.
  • Add shredded cheese and about 3/4c of onions. Mix well.
  • Put all into a greased casserole dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted & its all starting to bubble which is usually about 30mins.
  • Top casserole with the rest of the fried onions.
  • Put back into the oven & bake until onions are crispy/browned. 
  • Allow to sit a few minutes before serving.
This year I have a decent sized group coming over and a BIG turkey to roast. So I crock-potted  the entire mixture just till it was warm & bubbly, since really the beans are already cooked. The fried onions I toasted on the stove in a non-stick pan and topped the entire crock-pot with the crunchy fried onions before it was time to eat. 

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