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    Grandma's Famous Green Beans Au Gratin

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    The Spice Guru's Note:

    My late paternal grandmother's recipe for green beans au gratin is a family favorite. Recipe may be halved and baked in slightly less time in an 8 x 8 baking dish (remember to use exactly half of all listed ingredients!).

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    1. 1
      WASH and de-string green beans; BLOT dry; SLICE off bean ends; CUT green beans to 2 1/2 inches in length; PREHEAT oven to 350°F; LIGHTLY butter a 2.5 quart dish or 9x13 baking dish; PLACE oven rack in center position; PREP the remaining saute ingredients (snip the bacon using kitchen shears, into small pieces); SHRED 12 ounces (3 cups) sharp cheddar cheese and set aside.
    2. 2
      INTO a 3 quart heavy-bottomed pot over medium-low heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil; ADD the chopped bacon, onion, mushrooms, minced parsley, minced garlic, SAUTE until onions have softened and mushrooms deepen in color.
    3. 3
      ADD green beens; STIR in celery salt and fresh ground pepper; COVER and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until green beans are crisp-tender and slightly lighter in color.
    4. 4
      MELT 1/2 cup butter in a 2-3 quart saucepan over medium heat; STIR in 1/2 cup flour and cook slowly until bubbly but not browned.
    5. 5
      COMBINE the half and half with the wine, then add the seasonings and whisk (mustard powder, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper); POUR mixture into roux while whisking constantly; COOK until fully thickened.
    6. 6
      REMOVE from heat; STIR in the contents of one jar Kraft Old English sharp cheese spread, and 2 cups of the grated cheese until cheeses are melted and sauce is creamy.
    7. 7
      FOLD the green bean saute mixture into cheese sauce until blended, without over-mixing (mixture will be thick); SPREAD mixture into prepared baking dish.
    8. 8
      PLACE casserole into preheated 350°F oven; BAKE for 25 minutes.
    9. 9
      SPREAD the 1 cup remaining shredded cheddar cheese over top of casserole; TOP casserole evenly with parmesan cheese, then one 2.8 ounce can French's French Fried Onions; BAKE casserole for 2-3 additional minutes just until cheese is melted and onion topping is golden browned (be careful not to burn onion topping!); LET set slightly before serving.
    10. 10
      SERVE and enjoy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Famous Green Beans Au Gratin

    Serving Size: 1 (215 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 346.9
    Calories from Fat 240
    Total Fat 26.7 g
    Saturated Fat 15.9 g
    Cholesterol 73.5 mg
    Sodium 778.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 13.0 g

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    celery salt

    French's French fried onions

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