Green Bean & Potato Casserole




Green Bean & Potato Casserole

Green Bean & Potato Casserole

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (400g) tin of cooked green beans, drained well (14 oz tin)
  • (1 1/2 cups cooked beans)
  • 2 medium potatoes, cooked and cubed (1 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery diced (1/2 cup)
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 slices streaky bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 1 1/2 TBS flour
  • 240ml whole milk (1 cup)
  • 120g grated strong cheddar cheese (1 cup)
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 10  buttery crackers

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F./gas mark 4.  Butter a 1 litre/1 Qt casserole dish and set aside.Put the potatoes and beans into a bowl.  Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook for several minutes until softenedwithout browning.  Stir in the flour and cook for a further minute.  
  2. Slowly stir in the milk and cook, stirring constantly, until bubbling and thickened.  Stir in the cheese to melt.  Season to taste with salt and black pepper.  Pour over the potatoes and beans.  Mix to combine well 
  3. and pour into the prepared casserole dish.  Crumble the crackers over top.  Crumble the bacon over the crackers.Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until well heated through, bubbly and golden brown.  Serve hot.