Work Christmas Party Pot Luck:

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Dive Bar Casanova

Meat Mopper
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SMF Premier Member
Sep 3, 2021

Staff at the wifes hospital does a Christmas Eve Pot luck and of course with the ugly sweater tradition.

Wife drew the bring a vegetable slip so she"asked" me to come up with a Green Bean Casserole.
I found and made this one and it's really good:

I used fresh green beans and cream and avoided the boring mushroom soup as recommended.

PREP TIME 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME 50minutes
I made double the below, should serve 16:


    2 lbs. fresh green beans or frozen

  • 6 slices bacon thinly sliced and chopped
  • 1 white onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 stick butter divided
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 2 ounce jar diced pimentos
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup fried onions


  • If using fresh green beans, blanch in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes, then remove from the pot and cover with ice water and set aside.
  • In a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat add the bacon and cook for about 2 minutes, then add the onions, continue to cook until the onions are soft, stirring occasionally. Strain the contents of the skillet in a bowl and set aside.
  • Return to the skillet with the left over bacon grease over medium low heat. Stir in the mushrooms and cook until they are brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the contents of the skillet to the bacon and onions bowl.
  • Return to the skillet and melt the ½ stick of butter over low heat. Whisk in the flour and whisk constantly until smooth. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until it thickens.
  • Stir in the cream and the bacon mixture. Stir in the cheese and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for about 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and smooth. The mixture should be the consistency of a thick gravy. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little more cream or chicken broth to thin if needed.
  • Stir the bacon and mushroom mixture and pimentos into the sauce and mix well.
  • Place the green beans in 9x11-inch inch casserole dish and pour the contents of the skillet over the top and smooth it out with a spoon.
  • Sprinkle the top with the bread crumbs and fried onions. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F or until bubbling. Serve warm.
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