GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
1 # Green Beans
2 # Crimini Mushrooms
5 Yellow onions
2 Garlic Cloves
1T canola oil
1/4 # Butter, (one Stick)
1/4 C Sour Cream
To make the Crispy Mushroom Bits:
Save a Cup-ish of the whole crimini mushrooms
Grate all the rest of the mushrooms on a box grater//cheese grater through the largest shredder.
Then in the crock pot ((((((VIBES)))))))) I melted the butter and added the grated mushrooms and a little bit of salt.
I kept it on the high browning/saute setting and kept stirring it all until the liquid is cooked out of the mushrooms and it gets toasted from the butter.
This takes 30-ish minutes, but its worth it.
Strain the mushrooms from the fat and spread it on a sheet tray lined with paper towels and season with salt and set aside to use later on. ((It’s the topping for the casserole instead of fried onions.))
IF you don’t like the crockpot vibes ((((((((KOOK)))))))))) then you can do this in a pan on the stove too. Med-low heat, stir, stir, stir same business as in the crock pot but less cool.. you are in control of your own life. Namaste
Cut the onions in half and peel them. And peel the Garlic cloves if you got them with the skins on.
Then slice the onions into thin strips.
Caramelize the onions. This can be done a few different ways. I did it in a crock pot which was cool. I put it on the browning/saute setting put the oil in and the the onions and whole garlic cloves and put the lid on and stirred it every 5 or so minutes and they were brown and toasty in 25ish minutes.
I added just enough water to the pot to make the onions juicy and kept the lid on and going on low
OR you can do it in a pan if you don’t like the slow cooker vibes. Low heat, stir it, add a little water.
Cut the rest of the ciminis into quarters and
In a separate (regular) pan (((boring))) cook them in a little oil and high heat to get some color on the them and add them to the mushrooms.
OK SO>>>>>>>>>NOW add the green beans to the pot(((CROCK)))) and add 1/2 cup water and put the lid on and keep it on high saute setting and cook until the Green Beans are cooked but still have life. Not all brown and soft.
***I cooked this recipe at a friends house the other night and people came over and chatchatchat before din din and they sat too long and over cooked and were brown. They were not as good. But the recipe was still solid. We ate it over rice****
Then once the beans are cooked add the sour cream and stir it all up, top with the crispy mushroom bits and you are good to vibe.