Sauteed Mushroom and Green Bean Casserole

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  1. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    My own recipe, inspired in part by observations of Paula Deen and Sandra Lee. The latter I normally can't stand, so I was kind of surprised when I got an idea from her I liked! [​IMG] . (The idea was using part of a seasoning packet in a recipe).

    Sauteéd Mushroom and Green Bean Casserole

    Ingredients
    2 pkgs. washed and sliced fresh mushrooms (at least 2.5 cups)
    1 (4 oz.) can sliced baby portabella mushrooms, drained
    6 (14.5 oz.) cans French cut green beans, drained
    1 (26 oz.) can Cream of Mushroom soup
    1 (6 oz.) can French fried onions
    1 cup half and half
    1 packet French onion soup mix (you will only use 1 tbsp.)
    1 heaping tbsp. chopped garlic
    3 tsp. butter
    Fresh cracked black pepper (to taste)

    Cooking Instructions

    ***Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.***

    1. Melt butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add fresh mushrooms and portabellas. Stir and cover. Check and stir occasionally until the mushrooms are soft and slightly browned.
    2. Drain the liquid from the mushrooms and allow the pan to cool slightly.
    3. Return the mushrooms to the sauté pan, reducing the heat to low. Add 1 cup half and half, 1 heaping tbsp. chopped garlic, 1 heaping tbsp. of the French onion soup mix, and fresh cracked pepper to taste. Stir regularly until the mixture just begins to steam and bubble. Remove from heat.
    4. Add the mushroom mixture to a large glass baking dish (recommended 9 x 11").
    5. Add the French cut green beans and mushroom soup. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
    6. Sprinkle French fried onions on top.
    7. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until the casserole is warm and bubbly and the French fried onions are slightly browned (about 30-45 minutes, depending on your oven).

    Enjoy!
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanksgiving is coming up again... You guys should really try this recipe! [​IMG]

    You could use fresh portabella mushrooms and heavy cream if you really want to indulge.

    Also, you can make the sauce and shrooms the day before and refrigerate overnight to let the flavors mingle together even more. MMm. [​IMG]

    I think some fried and chopped bacon would be fabulous in this as well, and perhaps some shallots and sliced almonds if you need more crunch.
     
  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do I have to wait until Thanksgiving? This sounds delicious. [​IMG]
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, you can make it right now! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen a lot of recipes for casseroles, but I can't really tell what a casserole is. can someone please explain? and is there a way to make one without condensed canned soup and premade seasoning packets? cuz we don't really have that stuff.
     
  6. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken Lady, that sounds delicious...too bad my hubby loves green bean casserole but won't touch "fungi".

    Arabookworm, doesn't sound like you live in one of those friendly neighborhoods where neighbors share casseroles, huh? Your neighbors really aren't too bright if they think they were going to get avian flu from your chickens....there have been no cases in US anyway. (Just couldn't let that pass).
    Regarding casseroles....you can melt butter or margarine 2-3 Tablespoons, in a sauce pan or skillet. Add about the same amount of flour stirring to keep it smooth, then add milk or cream. This makes a white sauce which is the base for cream soups as well as casseroles, etc. You can add cheese....seasonings of your choice, use chicken broth for part of the milk, etc. I use a little basil in my greenbeans as well as garlic or onions. You can come up with your own blend of seasonings and skip the soup mixes. It may not taste the same but it will still taste good.
     
  8. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the neighbors are nice enough except for the one lady who kept calling the police about the chickens because of the bird flu thing. and the one kid who threw a party at our house while we were away (he was best friends with my brother, came over to visit him, brought friends, etc.). a party that involved underage drinking even though drinking alcahol of any sort is against our religion. we don't even use vanilla extract because it has alcahol in it, and he knew this.

    but this is a rant for another day. I think I will try the casserole some time. it sounds delicious!
     

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