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BACON GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

Posted December 12, 2018

Photo ofBACON GREEN BEAN CASSEROLEby Tender Belly

We believe bacon is the perfect addition to any traditional dish…especially veggies. Make bacon part of your tradition with a twist on the classic green bean casserole.

RECIPE INGREDIENTS: 

12 GUESTS

  • 1 pound Tender Belly No Sugar Bacon (chopped)
  • 3 pounds green beans (trimmed)
  • 1 pound Cremini mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups half and half
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOK TIME: 35 minutes

PREP METHOD:  

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In large skillet cook beans in boiling lightly salted water for 3 minutes, drain. Transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop cooking. Drain again, set aside.
  3. In the same skillet cook bacon to your liking of doneness. Remove onto plate to rest. Reserve about 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings in skillet; discard the remaining drippings.
  4. Cook Cremini mushrooms in the reserved drippings over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes, until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic. Cook and stir for 1 additional minute. Remove from heat. Stir in green beans.
  5. For sauce, in a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in half of bacon, herbs, salt, and pepper.
  6. Stir the sauce into the bean mixture. Spoon into a 2-quart square baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Top with remaining bacon. Bake for 5 additional minutes.

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