Fresh G.b.c. (Green Bean Casserole)

Made This Recipe? Add Your Photo

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

This was in today's Richmond Times Dispatch in the food section. I really want to make this one so I'm posting it so that I can put the paper into the recycle bin.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil with several pinches of salt. Add green beans and cook for about 5 minutes, until they turn bright green. Once cooked, drain and rinse the beans until they are cooled. Set aside.
  3. In a medium skillet, add canola oil to a depth of about one inch and heat. Add the leeks and cook until they are crisp. Remove from oil and put onto a paper towel lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and add mushrooms and thyme. Cook until mushrooms are soft and begin to take on color. Add garlic and cook for a minute or less, being careful not to let garlic burn.
  5. Add flour and cook for about a minute, stirring the whole time. Add stock and half-and-half and stir. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and no longer tastes of flour, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Mix green beans into the mushroom sauce and transfer to a casserole dish. Top with cheese, breadcrumbs and fried leeks.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted, breadcrumbs brown and sauce is bubbling.
  8. NOTE: I guessed at prep and cook time as I haven't actually made this yet and the recipe doesn't say.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great recipe, I followed it to the "T", with exception of the cheese and panko topping which I left out of the recipe as I had another dish with cheese in it. My family loved it.

3 5

I needed to make veggies for a shelter group and this seemed like a nice variation on the classic bean casserole. I, too, followed the recipe to a T (quadrupling it) but found there was WAAAAY too much liquid. Two cups of liquid for 1 lb of beans seems a little high and only 2 T flour to thicken the liquid seems too little. Frying the leeks is a messy and time consuming process, but the flavor of the dish is very good. I now have a nice soup base with the leftover liquid.