Monday, November 14, 2011

The Betty Crocker Project: Thanksgiving Day Parade #9 : White & Green Beans

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Yes, the rumors are true! We have another contest launching tomorrow! But until then, please accept this healthier take on a Thanksgiving classic: Green Bean Casserole.

I adore Green Bean Casserole. It's one of my very favorite dishes on the planet, but I can completely understand why some folks might want to enjoy a flavorful green bean dish this Thanksgiving not include the flour or the margarine. This recipe is a really delicious substitute. It's a side dish with some character and charm--it's like the Captain Kirk of green bean dishes. Or maybe Jean-Luc Picard, since it has Dijon mustard in it.

Is it exactly the same as the classic green bean casserole of old? Sorry, no, not exactly--but it's damn good, and what's fun about everything being the same all the time?

I wish I had more time today to write a better post to go with it, but we're less than a month away from the deadline for our book and I really need to be typing out the donut section today. See you tomorrow!

We didn't get any good photos with the French Fried Onions - pity.
White & Green Beans
  • 1 Pound Fresh Green Beans (cleaned and trimmed)
  • 1 3/4 Cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Braggs Liquid Amino Acids
  • 1 Can Cannellini Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 teaspoons Lemon Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons French Fried Onions (optional)
In your Dutch oven or a large saucepan, heat Water over a medium heat till it begins to boil. Then toss in Green Beans and cover. Let simmer for around 3 minutes or until your Green Beans are tender.

Then stir in the remaining ingredients except  Lemon Pepper and French Fried Onions with a large wooden spoon. Let simmer for another 1 minute.

Serve with Lemon Pepper and French Fried Onions over the top and some black olives to do this with (also optional).


  1. Oh, Thank You! Definitely serving this for thanksgiving!

  2. So, I know that there is a whole editing process that has to go on and stuff, but do you have an anticipated date of publication for your book?

  3. This recipe is really tasty with butter instead of olive oil!