Monday, June 20, 2011

"FANCY PANTS" GREEN BEANS

An old family favorite.

8 to 10 slices bacon
2 pkgs (16-oz each) frozen green beans
2 tsp diced dried onion
1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 to 3/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 jar (1 lb)Pasteurized Process Cheese Spread

Cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon, reserving 1/4 cup drippings. Crumble drained bacon and reserve 2 tablespoons.

Cook beans according to the package directions and drain well.

Cook the onion and mushrooms in the reserved bacon drippings in the skillet. Stir and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes until mushrooms appear cooked. Add the bacon, hot green beans, and black pepper; mix together lightly. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Microwave the cheese spread according to the label and pour over the green bean mixture. Sprinkle the reserved bacon over the top.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

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