Not Just For The Holidays

When I think of Thanksgiving, a few food items come to mind. You have your turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and other great delicacies that mark the day.  But, nothing that is offered on this holiday is as delicious to me as green bean casserole. I can’t pinpoint exactly what makes the flavor so unique, however, when paired with Turkey, I would definitely say the creamy texture mixed with the unique flavor of green beans blends to create a special meal. If there was any essential dish that is needed with turkey to make this day better, it is the green bean casserole.  And, thanks to my Mom’s continued over cooking, I was the recipient of leftovers.  Although we are now passed the holiday, I thought I would share the recipe with you as it is good to eat year around.

Most people have their own version of this dish, but here is our take on it:

First you want to fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil, add the green beans, bring to a boil again.  Cook for about a minute.  Turn off the stove, drain the green beans, and put into large bowl.

After I do this, I usually put in a couple dashes of Lawry’s Garlic Salt

Then, you want to add 2 cans of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, and 2-3 tablespoons of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce.   Mix it all together. 

Following the Cream of Mushroom Soup, you want to add 3/4 cup of chopped Dulce Mediterraneano Peppers. These will be a little sweeter than your average bell pepper so it really helps the flavor.

After you mix all of this together, it is time for the French’s Crispy fried onions. Put about half of the container in and mix.  Add garlic salt and pepper to taste.

When all of this is mixed up, grab a casserole dish to cook this in and pour in the entire mixture.  Make sure the surface is even. Garnish with the remaining container of crispy fried onions.  Cook on 350 degrees until heated thoroughly; usually around 20-25 minutes depending on your oven. To vary this recipe, try adding a little leftover, diced cooked turkey.  


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