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Green Bean Casserole
By Kristin Putnam
  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 8 ounces roughly chopped mushrooms
  • 5 large strips bacon
  • 1 cup thinly sliced yellow onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Drizzle 1 tablespoon EVOO on the thinly sliced yellow onions and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sea salt. Massage the EVOO and salt evenly into the onions with your hands. Spread the onions out on the baking sheet evenly. Bake for 30 minutes, removing from the oven and stirring or flipping every 10 minutes. You’re looking for a brown, crispy texture. Note: Cook for an additional 5+ minutes if they aren’t crispy enough. Put a large pot of water and salt on high heat and bring to a boil. Roughly chop the bacon and add to a sauté pan on high heat. Lightly crisp the bacon, then add the chopped shallots. Once the shallots are slightly clear, add the minced garlic. After a few minutes, add the mushrooms and continue to stir on medium high heat. Cut the green beans in half and add to the water when it starts boiling. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove from the water and place in a bowl. When the mushrooms have cooked down and have a golden color, remove the entire mushroom mixture and place aside in a separate bowl. With the heat on medium low, add 1 tablespoon EVOO and 1 cup of the almond milk and stir with a metal whisk. Add half of the almond meal and whisk until it dissolves. Carefully add the rest of the almond milk and almond meal, whisking the mixture together at a medium simmer. Add 2 teaspoons sea salt and the 2 teaspoons pepper. Whisk until the gravy thickens slightly to the texture of heavy cream. Reduce the heat and add the mushroom mixture, then stir. Add the green beans to the sauté pan and stir. Pour the entire mixture into a medium sized casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil or lid and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove the lid and sprinkle the dried onions evenly on top. Place back in oven for 5 minutes at 350 degrees uncovered. Serves 8 to 10. *Original recipe from Fed and Fit.