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Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole

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Green beans in a creamy mushroom sauce topped with French fried onions and baked until just right.
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Button mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound, stems removed and sliced
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1 , minced
  Garlic 2 , minced
  All-purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Green bean stems 2 Pound, trimmed
  French fried onion 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Thyme sprigs 3
  Bay leaf 1
  Heavy cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  French onion 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large saucepan heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
3. Add the mushrooms and salt. Sauté for 6 to 8 minutes or until the mushrooms have caramelized and shrunk in size. Remove and set aside.
4. Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel and melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
5. Spoon in the all-purpose flour and mix thoroughly.
6. Add the green beans, fried onions, thyme sprigs, bay leaf, and heavy cream. Combine well cover and cook for 4 minutes. Remove the thyme sprigs and bay leaf.
7. Stir in the cooked mushrooms and add salt and pepper to taste.
8. Spoon into a casserole dish and place in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes uncovered.
9. Remove, stir, and top with the remaining fried onions. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the fried onions become golden. Remove and serve immediately.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Bean, Green Bean, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Are you looking out for an easy and flavorful recipe for Thanksgiving? Here is an excellent video that shows a recipe for green bean casserole. The chef here also displays some great chopping techniques. Try out these green beans in a creamy mushroom sauce topped with fried onions for a delicious treat!

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