GREEN  BEAN  CASSEROLE

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. bacon fat
  • 2 c. canned tomatoes
  • 1 c. diced celery
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt (or less)
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 bay lea
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 lb. green beans, French
  • Grated sharp cheddar
  • Buttered bread crumbs
  • Bacon (optional)Pre

Prepare:

Saute onion in bacon fat.  When light brown, add tomatoes, celery, green pepper.  Season with sugar, salt, pepper, bay leaf, parsley and garlic.  Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.  Remove bay leaf and garlic.  Boil green beans in lightly salted water until tender; drain.  Place alternate layers of beans, tomato sauce, cheese (and bacon, if desired) in a buttered casserole.  Top with buttered crumbs and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 25 minutes.  Serves 6-8. 

 

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