Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
A zesty variation of Green Bean Casserole
- 2 quarts water
- 1 tablespoon table salt
- 1 1⁄2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
- 10 ounces regular button and shiitake mushrooms
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper (had to add it for the New Orleans)
- 1 pinch salt, to taste
- 1 pinch fresh pepper, to taste
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 3⁄4 cup vegetable broth (Imagine No Chicken)
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 3⁄4 cup milk substitute soy creamer or full-fat unsweetened soy milk
- 1 1⁄2 slices whole grain bread
- 1 tablespoon Earth Balance margarine
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄16 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (3 ounce) can fried onions, french's fried onions
- Bring the water to boil in a large pot. While it’s heating, cut up the beans. Add the salt and beans to the boiling water. Cover and cook for 6 minutes. Drain beans in a colander, and then spray for a minute with cold water to stop the cooking. Let them drain in the colander, shaking every now and then to get off all the water.
- Trim and discard the mushroom stems and chop the mushrooms into pieces. Spray a non-stick pan with canola oil and heat it. Add the mushrooms, garlic, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Cook until mushrooms are very soft and exude their juices. Whisk the flour into the vegetable broth and add to the mushrooms along with the sherry. Simmer, stirring, until mixture thickens. Add the soy creamer and simmer until thick, about 5 to 10 minutes. Adjust the seasonings and stir in the beans.
- Put the bread, margarine, salt, and pepper into a food processor and pulse until crumbly. Pour into a bowl and add the onions. Stir to combine.
- To Assemble.
- Put the green beans into an oiled casserole dish and top with the onion mixture. Bake at 425 F for about 15 minutes. If you are not serving this right away, refrigerate the topping separately; bring to room temperature before sprinkling the topping on the casserole and baking for about 20 minutes or until hot throughout.
Now this is a bean casserole I could live with! Fairly easy to prepare & a wonderful taste, too! Followed your recipe right on down for a great side dish! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's Pick A Chef event]