By: Ella Smith
My stepmom and her mom have used this recipe ever since I have met them and it is very good and very filling for Thanksgiving.
1 ½ pound of fresh green beans
2 tablespoons of butter
2 cloves garlic minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¾ cup chicken broth
1 ¼ cups half-and-half or whole milk
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup french’s fried onions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook green beans for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain water. Pour cooked green beans into the prepared dish in an even layer.
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Once melted add garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Whisk in flour until smooth. Cook for 1 minute while constantly stirring.
Pour in chicken broth. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
Next, pour in half-and-half or whole milk. Decrease the heat to low and continue to stir and cook until the sauce thickens. About 10 minutes. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
Pour sauce evenly over the green beans in the dish. Sprinkle the fried onions on top.
Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Place a piece of tinfoil over the top for the last 10 minutes to prevent onions from burning.
Remove from the oven and let rest 5 minutes or so before serving.