ELEGANT GREEN BEANS RECIPE
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 small onion, chopped
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
6 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour ( I use coconut flour)
1 cup 2% milk ( I use less than ½ c)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 package (16 ounces) frozen French-style green beans, thawed
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese ( Philadelphia cream cheese is good)
1 cup crushed French-fried onions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a small skillet, saute water chestnuts, onion and mushrooms in 2 tablespoons butter 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender; set aside.
In large skillet, melt remaining butter; stir in flour until smooth. Stir in milk, broth, soy sauce, pepper sauce and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in green beans and cheese.
Spoon half of the bean mixture into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Layer with water chestnut mixture and remaining bean mixture.
Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes. Top with French-fried onions. Bake 5 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
3/4 cup: 218 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 392mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.
Health and Wellness Associates