How to Mack Tasty Green Bean Casserole Recipe

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The green bean casserole was {invented|created|contrived} in 1955 by Campbell Soup Company and has become a holiday {favorite|special}; the side dish is {especially|particularly} {popular|well-liked} for Thanksgiving festivities. The casseroles {generally|usually} {consist|comprise} of green beans, canned cream of mushroom soup or homemade cream soup, and French fried onions. Ground black pepper and/or soy sauce are {sometimes|at times|on occasion} {included|incorporated} in the recipe.

For the topping:
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Nonstick cooking spray
For beans and sauce:
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 pound fresh green beans, rinsed, trimmed and halved
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 ounces mushrooms, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup chicken broth
1 cup half-and-half
1.Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.
2.{Combine|Blend|Mix} the onions, flour, panko and salt in a large mixing bowl and toss. {Coat|cover} a sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray and {evenly|consistenly} {spread|distribute} the onions on the pan. {Place|Arrange|Put} the pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake until golden brown, {approximately|about} 30 minutes.
3.{Toss|Stir} the onions 2 to 3 times {during|throughout} cooking. Once {done|finished}, {remove|take} from the oven and set aside. Turn the oven down to 400 degrees F.
4.While the onions are cooking, {prepare|organize} the beans. Bring a gallon of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a {boil|simmer} in an 8-quart saucepan. Add the beans and {blanch|lighten} for 5 minutes. {Drain|Empty} in a colander and immediately {plunge|immerse} the beans into a large bowl of ice water to {stop|discontinue} the cooking. Drain and set aside.
5.{Melt|Thaw} the butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet {set|placed} over medium-high heat. {Add|Put in|Combine} the mushrooms, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper and cook, stirring {occasionally|intermittently}, until the mushrooms {begin|start} to {give up|relinquish} some of their liquid, {approximately|around|roughly} 4 to 5 minutes.

6.{Add|Combine} the garlic and nutmeg and {continue|maintain} cooking for another 1 to 2 minutes. {Sprinkle|Shake} the flour over the mixture and {stir|mix} to combine. Cook for 1 minute. Add the broth and {simmer|boil} for 1 minute.
7.{Decrease|Reduce} the heat to medium-low and {add|put in} the half-and-half. Cook until the mixture {thickens|solidifies}, stirring {occasionally|at times}, {about|approximately} 6 to 8 minutes.
8.{Remove|Take|Separate} from the heat and stir in 1/4 of the onions and all of the green beans. Top with the {remaining|left over} onions. Place into the oven and bake until bubbly, approximately 15 minutes.
9.Remove and serve {immediately|instantly|right away}

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