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How To Make A Green Bean Casserole? Classic Recipe!

Green Bean Casserole is considered to be one of the most popular dishes in the United States. Mostly, Americans prepare it on holidays as it ...

by Samantha Grace

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Green Bean Casserole is considered to be one of the most popular dishes in the United States. Mostly, Americans prepare it on holidays as it is very easy to prepare. It also is popular in the name of Jiffy Casserole because it went from one bowl to one pan. Green Bean Casserole continues to be the favorite dish and young and old generations still like it due to its unique taste. Unlike other dishes, it is very simple in terms of its ingredients and requires less time to cook making it an all-time favorite. 

Green Bean Casserole, the holiday favorite was created in 1955 in the Campbell Soup Company test kitchen. The creator of the all-time favorite dish was a home economist working in the company. We will elaborate on the story behind its birth in the upcoming sections. Though there have been many dishes created before and after Green Bean Casserole it continues to be the most popular Thanksgiving dish.

In this article, we will look at some of the interesting aspects of Green Been Casserole and enquire why it is still considered to be one of the best dishes in the US. We will go through its birth and also learn how to prepare. So keep on reading till the end. 

The Story Behind Green Bean Casserole

In the initial period of the twentieth century, many cooking schools welcomed new additions of red and green foods for Christmas. In 1955, the Campbell Soup Company came up with the dish which was later named Green Bean Casserole.

Green Bean Casserole classic recipe

The inspiration for creating such a dish was Dorcas Reilly, who invented the casserole. Reilly experimented with rolled ham and celery salt however decided to try green beans at the end. That is how the final casserole, the Green Bean Bake was created. 

Why Does Geen Bean Continue As A Thanksgiving Dish?

According to Cambell, Green Bean Casserole amounts to 30 percent of the cream mushroom being sold in the US. This pretty well shows the nostalgia for the dish in the minds of the American public. Though the Green Bean Casserole’s classic version is still high in demand, Campbell’s has created modern versions of it that include Dijon mustard and Green Bean Casserole Italiano.

The original recipe’s copy was donated to the National Inventors Hall of Fame’s archives in Ohio on November 19, 2002. 

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How To Make Green Bean Casserole?

It is time to see how Green Bean Casserole is prepared. Below is the ingredients list for this tasty dish followed by the directions for preparing it. Check out the following.

The Ingredients List

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pound mushrooms, such as cremini button, oyster, or maitake, quartered
  • 1 pound green beans, stems trimmed, cut in half, or coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 clove garlic, finely grafted or chopped
  • French’s onions

Directions To Prepare The Dish

  1. Heat the olive oil, add onions, and season with salt and pepper. Until they start to soften and brown stir occasionally. (10-12 minutes)
  2. Season it with salt and pepper and add mushrooms, reduce heat to medium. Cook it for 10-12 minutes until they shrink and soften and concentrate on their flavors.
  3. While seasoning with salt and pepper, add green beans. Until they turn bright green and tender carry on with stirring. (8-10 minutes)
  4. Add butter and let it melt in the skillet. Stir for 2 minutes to toast in the fat and browned bits of the skillet and sprinkle flour over everything. Add milk and let it thicken between stirs. Add soy sauce and garlic, stirring to blend. Make sure that everything is evenly dispersed and coated. Let the gravy come to a simmer thickening in the skillet around the vegetables. Season again with salt and pepper.
  5. Continue heating on. Top greens beans and mushrooms with Frech’s onions from a container and bake until golden brown and bubbly around the edges. (20-25 minutes)

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As promised, we have gone through the process of preparing Green Bean Casserole. Initially, we talked about some of the interesting aspects of this popular dish. We narrated the story behind the birth of the Green Bean Casserole and also learned why it continues as the most favorite Thanksgiving dish.

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