We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming today because…
…it’s CHRISTMAS DECORATING DAY over here!!
Yes, I’m one of those people who like to decorate early. It’s a lot of work, so I want to enjoy it as long as possible. Speaking of which, I asked Andrew to take off work today to help me, so I better post my one yummy Thanksgiving recipe and skedaddle…I have garland to hang!
This is my spin on a traditional Green Bean Casserole…but with chipotle and bacon. Yum! You are going to want to add this to your Thanksgiving Day table!
Sending you so much love today from my home to yours!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 onion, chopped
6 slices of thick cut bacon, chopped
salt and pepper
1 (12 oz) can of chipotle in adobo sauce, divided (you’re going to remove two and chop them)
1 (32 oz) package of trimmed and washed green beans (you may use 4 cans of green beans, drained, instead)
1 (10 oz) can of cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup of milk
1 (2.8 oz) can of French fried onion topping
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
In a skillet over medium-high heat, saute your chopped onion and bacon in a drizzle of EVOO with a big pinch of both salt and pepper. Once the onion is tender and the bacon a little crispy, add in two chopped chipotle peppers from your can along with a tablespoon of the sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer just a minute while you assemble everything else.
In a mixing bowl, add in your green beans along with your cream of mushroom soup and milk. Next, add in your onion and bacon mixture and toss everything together. Pour this into your prepared baking dish and bake uncovered for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, carefully add your French fried onions over the top of the green beans and pop it back in the oven for another 5 to 7 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.
This recipe was not too spicy for my kiddos! It was very flavorful without a ton of heat. If you want yours to have an extra kick, add in another chipotle pepper.
From my Thanksgiving table to yours, enjoy!