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Mean Green Bean Casserole

  Frozen green beans 20 Ounce (2 Packages Of 10 Ounce Each)
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Canned mushrooms 8 Ounce, drained and sliced (1 Can)
  French fried onions 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Canned water chestnuts 5 Ounce, drained and sliced (1 Can)
For sauce
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Grated sharp cheddar cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Soy sauce 2 Teaspoon
  Tabasco 1⁄4 Teaspoon

For the vegetable mix, melt the butter in a skillet and saute the onions, mushrooms, and water chestnuts for 5 minutes.
Set aside.
For the sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan.
Stir in the flour, salt and pepper, and cook slowly for 3 minutes.
Do not let the mixture brown.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the milk slowly, stirring to combine.
Return the pan to the heat and cook slowly, stirring until thickened.
Then add the cheese, reserving 1/4 cup, stirring constantly.
When the cheese melts, stir in the soy sauce and Tabasco.
Set aside.
In a buttered baking dish, spread half the vegetable mixture, then half the green beans, and then half the cheese sauce.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients in the same order.
Sprinkle the reserved cheese on top.
Place in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle the French fried onions on the top and bake for 10 more minutes.
Serve piping hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 551 Calories from Fat 318

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.5%

Saturated Fat 18.5 g92.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 97.1 mg32.4%

Sodium 1045.7 mg43.6%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.2%

Dietary Fiber 6.9 g27.5%

Sugars 6.7 g

Protein 21 g42.1%

Vitamin A 20.5% Vitamin C 4.7%

Calcium 50% Iron 5.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Mean Green Bean Casserole Recipe