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Test Kitchen Approved

Green Bean Gratin

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Our smoky Long's Peak Pork Chop Spice adds a unique barbecue inspired twist to the traditional green bean casserole holiday side. Did you know we sell toasted sliced onions too? So no need to buy the canned stuff.

Recipe Notes




2 lbs. green beans, trimmed & halved

4 slices bacon, diced (optional)

2 tsp. olive oil

1 large shallot, thinly sliced

5 Tbsp. butter, divided

4 Tbsp. flour

4 cups whole milk

1 cups (about 4 oz.) grated Gruyère cheese

1 cups diced roasted red pepper (2 to 3 peppers)

½ cups panko bread crumbs

½ cups Sliced Toasted Onion

1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Longs Peak Pork Chop Spice

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  • Minced Garlic

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Drop beans into boiling water and simmer for 3 to 4 min. Remove from heat, drain, and add beans to a bowl of ice water for 2 min. to stop cooking. Drain and set aside. Saute bacon in wide, deep skillet until just starting to brown. Add oil, shallots and garlic, and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 min. until shallots are golden and bacon is almost crisp. Transfer to small bowl and set aside. In same skillet, melt 4 Tbsp. butter over medium heat, whisk in flour and cook for 2 min., stirring constantly and scraping up any bacon and onion bits. Slowly whisk in milk 1 cup at a time and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Stir in cheese, red pepper and 3 tsp. Long’s Peak Pork Chop Spice, and transfer mixture to a 9x13 casserole dish. Top with reserved green beans and bacon mixture. Toss to combine. In a small bowl, melt remaining 1 Tbsp. butter and add remaining 1 tsp. Long’s Peak Pork Chop Spice, bread crumbs, and toasted onion. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture on top of casserole and bake at 350 for 30 to 40 min. until browned and bubbly. Serve hot.