Vegan Green Bean Casserole With Creamy Onion Gravy

"From Chef Beverly Bennett in Vegetarian Child magazine back in 2003."
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  • Grease casserole then combine half of the french fried onions with all of the ingredients and stir well.
  • Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Sprinkle the remaining french fried onions over the top of the casserole and bake an additional 5 minutes or until onions are crisp and golden brown.
  • Creamy Onion Gravy:

  • Saute onions in canola oil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add 5 Cups of the vegetable stock, tamari, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper, and simmer for 7 minutes or until onions are tender.
  • In a bowl, whisk together remaining 3 Cups vegetable stock and the browned flour.
  • Remove saucepan with simmering broth from the heat.
  • Quickly whisk flour mixture into the broth to avoid lumps. [And if you have lumps that is why they invented Gravy strainers or pop it into the blender and pulse once].
  • Return to heat, whisking constantly, and cook until thickened.
  • Whisk in parsley. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Yield: 6 1/2 cups.
  • brown flour: put flour in pan over low heat and stir until it becomes a golden brown.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Make ahead and store for months.
  • Use the left over gravy for something like the herb roast or Ricker's Tofu roast.

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  1. EmilyStrikesAgain
    This was pretty good- our first experience with French fried onions! (delicious). We followed AJO's advice and halved the gravy but would probably halve it AGAIN. Tasted great and did the trick but it didn't stand out to me. Will probably make again because it's inexpensive and simple.
  2. VegSocialWorker
    We made this as a trial run for Thanksgiving, and thought that this turned out really good. I am happy to have something on the menu that I can actually eat since I'm following a low fat vegan diet. We used 1 lb of fresh steamed green beans instead of the frozen, but otherwise kept to the recipe. This makes a ton of gravy, and next time I will make half or even less of it as I ended up with much, much more than I can possibly use up. Thanks for posting this recipe, It's a keeper.


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