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mom's creamed green beans

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a recipe by
Linda Dugan
Belleville, MI

My mother never measured anything. When asked, it was always a dob of this some of that. She even used a coffee cup as a measuring cup.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4 or 1 hungry man and 1 woman
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mom's creamed green beans

  • 2 can
    green beans (drained)
  • milk (enough to cover beans in pan)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 pinch
    basil, dried
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 pinch
    lawry's salt
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 pinch
    garlic and herb seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp
  • sm
    amount of water to make paste

How To Make mom's creamed green beans

  • 1
    Drain water from cans of green beans and place in saucepan
  • 2
    cover beans with milk. I use 2%, but you can use whole milk
  • 3
    Add seasonings and margarine
  • 4
    bring to slow boil, stirring every few seconds
  • 5
    make a paste with 2 tbls. of flour and enough water to be almost gluelike.
  • 6
    Slowly add paste to bean mixture, making sure to whisk in with a fork. Boil for at least a minute.
  • 7
    For added flavor, you can use onions, and/or real bacon pieces.