Epicurean Green Beans

Source: Robin Obetz (1978)
Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 1 1⁄12 hours


1 lb
green beans (fresh, cut in 1-inch pieces)
1 c
mushrooms (fresh, sliced)
1 T
onion (chopped)
2 T
3 T
all-purpose flour
1⁄2 t
1⁄4 t
thyme (crushed)
1 ds
2 c
4 sli
bacon (crisp cooked crumbled)
1 pk
frozen pattie shells (10-oz ctn of 6, baked, or may use shells from the bakery)


Cook beans, covered, in small amount of boiling salted water until tender, about 15 minutes. In 2-quart saucepan, cook mushrooms and onions in butter until tender. Blend in flour, salt, thyme and pepper. Add milk, all at once. Stir constantly until mixture thickens and bubbles. Stir in beans. Heat through. Add bacon. Put hot mixture into prepared pattie shells and if desired, garnish with additional bacon. Can be served as a Main Course.