Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It is a day commemorating what we should be everyday...thankful. In the past I never enjoyed the traditional green bean casserole, as I do not care for the cream soups. However this recipe as really awesome.
Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole
adapted from: http://www.cookscountry.com/
1 cup canned fried onions, processed in food processor
3 T unsalted butter
10oz baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 t dried thyme
1/4 cup flour butter
1 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/4 cup half-n-half
2 pounds fresh green beans, cut into 1inch pieces
additional fried onions
Melt butter in saucepan and saute mushrooms with 3/4 t salt and 1/2 t pepper. Cook until liquid is released from mushrooms (and evaporated). Stir in garlic and thyme. Add onions and flour; stir in half-n-half and broth until thickened. Pour into a big bowl and stir in the green beans. Dump into a greased crockpot. Top with additional onions. Cook on LOW for 5to6 hours.