REAL Food Recipe: Green Bean Casserole

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In my family, Green Bean Casserole is a must at any holiday meal.  In the past, I have made the “traditional” green bean casserole with the canned soup and processed onions, but in my opinion, this very simple recipe with all real food ingredients is much better!  The onions and peppers caramelize, and it is SO good!  I make it for every holiday and the adults love it!  (My kids don’t like anything that is made with onions, but hopefully that will eventually change.)

Ingredients:

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  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut (about 3 cups)
  • 1 large (or 2 small) onions, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, cut into cubes

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Butter the bottom of an 8 x 8 baking dish.
  3. Wash green beans, remove ends, and cut into bite sized pieces (about 1 inch)
  4. Place 1 cup green beans into the baking dish.
  5. Top with 1 cup onions and 1 cup green peppers.
  6. Sprinkle paprika, salt, and pepper.
  7. Cut 1 Tablespoon butter into 4 cubes.  Place one cube in each corner on top of the vegetables.gb casserole
  8. Add one cup of green beans, then the remaining onions and the remaining green pepper.
  9. Sprinkle paprika, salt, and pepper.
  10. Cut 1 Tablespoon remaining butter into 4 cubes.  Place cubes over this layer, spaced evenly.gb casserole2
  11. Add the remaining green beans.
  12. Cut remaining Tablespoon butter into 4 cubes.  Place on top of this layer, spaced evenly.gb casserole3
  13. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  14. Bake until green beans are tender (about 1 hour).gb casserole time

This is what it will look like when it is finished cooking.  Enjoy!! 🙂

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