Bacon/Cheesy Green Beans

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Total Time
45mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
25 mins

A different version of a popular favorite. (At least, I didn't see it in a fairly thorough search through the Recipezaar.) I don't know the original source of the recipe, but it's been in our family for over forty years. A bit more expensive, perhaps, and a bit more complicated to prepare, but worth every cent and every minute!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 4 (14 1/2 ounce) cans cut green beans
  • 3 (5 ounce) jars Kraft cheese spread with bacon (in those little jars that make good juice glasses after you get the label off!)
  • 14 cup butter
  • 14 cup flour
  • 1 13 cups French fried onion rings (from FRENCH'S)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter in a sauce pan, then stir in the flour until mixture is smooth. Don't brown the sauce.
  3. Open cans of beans and drain, preserving the liquid.
  4. Spread beans across bottom of a lasagna pan or baking dish of your choice. (Should be an oven-to-table dish.).
  5. Over low-to-medium heat, slowly add the liquid from the beans to the white sauce, stopping when you have a medium gravy thickness. You probably won 't use all the bean juice.
  6. Spoon the cheese spread into the liquid, stirring until it has melted.
  7. Pour the combined sauce over the green beans.
  8. Put the beans in the oven. Allow to bake for 15 or 20 minutes, then add the onion rings as a topping. (Don't add them at the beginning of the baking; they'll get too brown!).
  9. Bake for another 10 minutes or so. (Timing is not critical because the beans are already "cooked." You're only heating them up.).
  10. Remove from oven and serve hot!
  11. Be prepared to make a bigger batch next time. :).