I love Alton Brown, but he was a little off with this recipe! The onions do tend to burn easily, so keep an eye on them! The amount of pepper is way too high, I would cut it in half. The cook time of the green beans is a little to short, I would do at least 8 minutes. So because of those things I give it 3 stars, but I've made it many times with my corrections and its DELICIOUS! Then it becomes 5 stars!
Made this for Thanksgiving dinner. Easy and good side dish. I added 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese to the topping and couldn't find panko bread crumbs, so I just used Italian bread crumbs. Worked perfectly. The beans still had some snap, and the sauce was tasty. Thanks for sharing.
Made without topping and put onions in sauce instead. It was VERY tasty!
I too, had trouble with burning onions. I watched carefully, but still had black onions. The temp must be waaaaay to high. Maybe it's supposed to be 375F... I'll try that next time. Otherwise, awesome! I crave this and I'm not a green bean casserole fan.
Great recipe, would make again with just one change. I would increase the cooking time of the green beans, they came out a little too firm in my opinion. When I made this recipe, I used store-bought fried onions because I had read multiple reviews saying their onions burned. Might try it hand-made next time, but it was a huge hit at Thanksgiving.
I followed the recipe as written. I made this for Christmas Eve dinner. Unfortunately it did not go over as well as I hoped. Everyone only gave it an okay, including myself. I had no problem with the onions and thought they were quite tastey. Thanks for sharing.
Only rating the sauce and green beans. I used french fried onions from the can for the topping and added some to the sauce.
This is a good dish. I used regular bread crumbs and only baked the onions for a bit over 20 minutes as I had been warned to watch them carefully. The house smelled like onion rings - mmm! I added a tsp or so of vegetable oil to the onions as I mixed them up because the breading didn't want to stick. Next time I would chopped the mushrooms smaller because I like them best when they are hidden. I liked using the fresh green beans. Maybe we'll make this when we have some fresh from the garden. Thanks!
As written, this didn't work too well for me. The oven temp is way too high for both preparing the onions and cooking the casserole! I would like to make this again, but will lover the temp and chop the onions so they don't stick together so much. I did love using fresh green beans instead of canned for this. They were crispy crunchy! Thnx for posting, 2Bleu. Made for KcK's Forum.
Hi, I only used the crunchy onion topping from this recipe (added to green beans with shallots, shrooms, balsamic, and pancetta). I can't wait to try them again, possibly with the onions chopped even smaller as a coating for chicken or something like that. The onions are great, but I wanted to note that in my convection oven, even 450* was a bit hot...I got singed edges pretty quickly. So for the future I will try 425* so that I can have a slightly slower browning. Thanks for the recipe!