February 4, 2012

Why I Love Canned Green Beans


With a quart jar of canned green beans, this is a super easy throw-together-at-the-last-minute vegetable; total time less than 30 minutes. The perfect side dish for any Italian entree.

Green Bean Caesar

Mix together in a 1.5 or 2 quart casserole dish:
     1 quart canned green beans (can use 1.5 lb cooked or frozen)
     1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (or any vinegar, lemon juice, or pickle juice)
     2 tbsp olive oil
     1 tbsp minced onions (fresh or dehydrated)
     1 clove minced garlic (can use 1/8 tsp. garlic powder)
     1/4 tsp. salt
     1/8 tsp black pepper

Topping, mix until crumbly and sprinkle over beans:
     1 tbsp olive oil or melted butter
     2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
     2 tbsp bread crumbs

Bake uncovered at 350º F, 15 to 20 minutes or until topping is browned.

21 comments:

Poppy said...

Leigh,

This recipe looks delicious! Canned green beans are our favorite go to veggie. Your recipe makes them "fancy".

Can't wait to try it!

Stephanie said...

Looks delish, can't wait to try it Leigh!

Carolyn Renee said...

My next stop after checking out my blogs this afternoon was to get some recipes for dinner; now I've got one less recipe to look up, thanks!!

Anna said...

That looks scrumptious! I am definitely going to have to try your recipe.

Sherri B. said...

I can never get enough of green beans! Years ago, my best friend's Italian mother, canned the best Romano beans with some sort of vinegar and seasoning...I have never forgotten it! I think that you might have hit on the flavor that I have been searching for but in the casserole form...I'll gladly take that too. A big thanks to you. xo

Prairie Cat said...

I lovelovelove canned green beans, even more than frozen ones. Must be because that is what I grew up with. Who knows!

Jane said...

We are also big fans of green beans,I always can lots of those. Yours look really good,and I can always use a good recipe,so thanks so much. Blessings Jane

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

If I had an oven I may have tried it. :)

Dani said...

Yummy - one thing I can grow is beans - and this recipe looks delicious - Thanks :)

Leigh said...

Poppy thanks! Just a few extra ingredients but so easy and so nice to present at table.

Stephanie, enjoy!

Carolyn, I hope you enjoy it. :)

Anna, it's a family favorite!

Sherri, that sounds yummy. Would love to can some beans that way. I've tried pickled green beans, but they're a bit much. I just like them tangy.

Prairie Cat, it's funny, but every now and then folks discuss green beans and some really dislike canned. I like 'em too!

Jane, us too. A staple vegetable. :)

Stay @ Home-Gardener, that's one thing I can't think of a workaround for. :)

Dani, thanks! Very delicious indeed. :)

Theresa said...

Looks delicious and the recipe sounds quite yummy!

Jane @ Hard Work Homestead said...

Now that looks really good!

Mama Pea said...

I am definitely trying this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing. My hubby will eat anything but isn't crazy/mad/wild about green beans. (His mom always cooked them until they were mush!) I'm sure this recipe will make him much happier when he sees green beans set on the table.

CaliforniaGrammy said...

This recipe looks delicious. I must plant green beans this year!

Sam I Am...... said...

Thank you for the recipe. It looks DELISH! I'm always looking for side dish recipes just to liven up things a bit once in awhile although I love green beans with just butter and a little salt too. Or with a bit of bacon and onion. Great vegetable....beans. I'll be making this one SOON! Thanks again.

bspinner said...

The casserole looks great! Have to give it a try this week. I love easy recipes.

* Crystal * said...

Thanks for this!! I've been trying to figure out what to do with green beans besides butter & salt, this looks yummy!!!

Leigh said...

Theresa and Jane, it is! (Delicious, yummy, and really good :)

Mama Pea, well, mushy green beans don't sound too good! I hope he likes this recipe because it's pretty easy for a gardener to have plenty of green beans around.

Janice, they're a pretty plant too!

Sam, I love green beans both of those ways too. Yum. I hope you enjoy this way as well.

Barb, me too. Easy is always best. And considering what a messy cook I am, Dan would agree with that. :)

Crystal, you're welcome!

Susan said...

Yum! That is definitely going on the to-try list. I always can up a lot of green beens. Those and tomatoes are used a lot.

Grace said...

This looks like a perfect side to go with meatloaf and mashed potatoes tonight!

Leigh said...

Susan, it's our favorite green bean recipe. Tomatoes, go into pizza sauce!

Grace, that sounds so yummy!