Would anyone have a recipe for creamed green beans? I would really appreciate any help. It's not like the green bean casserole.
By Ellen from Holden, MO
I googled "creamed green beans recipes", and found many recipes. If you read through them, you may find what you are looking for.
Here are recipes for fresh, out of the garden and also canned green beans. Hope you enjoy them.
Creamed Green Beans
This is a perfect dish for early and middle summer days when great tasting, fresh green beans are both cheap and plentiful.
1 hour | 30 min prep
1 lb fresh green beans, string less
30 ounces chicken stock
4 tablespoons salted butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk, pre-warmed in microwave
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper (from a can)
1/4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash seasoning mix (original)
Rinse the beans in cold water and snap them into 1-inch lengths, discarding the tips. Remove any strings. Pour the chicken stock into a medium-sized cooking pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the beans to the stock and cover until it boils again and then lower the heat to achieve a slow boil, covered, until the beans are tender but not mushy, (about 15 minutes).
When the beans are done, set aside for a few minutes. Make the white sauce using a double boiler (you can make
an improvised double boiler with a cooking pot with an inch of water in the bottom, in combination with a stainless steel salad bowl which sets atop of the pot). This white sauce cannot be prepared over direct heat or it will scorch.
Melt the butter in the top section of the double boiler.
Blend in the flour, seasoned salt, and white pepper, whisking constantly. When there are no lumps, add the re-warmed milk (about 100 degrees F.) and continue to whisk until the sauce thickens. Once the sauce has thickened a bit (after about 5 minutes), allow the sauce to bubble, still whisking with some frequency, for about
15 more minutes. At the end of the 15 minutes of simmering, the white sauce is done and should be taken off the heat.
Strain the chicken stock from the beans using a colander (save this stock in the refrigerator for your next batch of
home made vegetable soup), reserving one-quarter cup of stock to blend into the white sauce. Pour the drained beans into a cooking pot with the white sauce, including the quarter cup of broth, and add the Mrs. Dash
and stir. Re-heat until it bubbles slightly and serve.
(Out of the can green beans)
Creamed Green Beans
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 can green beans, drained
1. In a small, heavy saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat.
2. Blend the flour into the melted butter.
3. Add salt.
4. Cook over low heat, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes.
5. Add the milk all at once and cook, stirring constantly,
until smooth and thickened.
6. Add green beans and heat through.
7. Serves 4.
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