Popeye's Green Bean Casserole

POPEYE’S GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
Home-style green beans with smoked ham, bacon, onions, peppers - cooked to perfection with a Cajun/Creole flair - an easy stove-top recipe with no French fried onion rings from the can.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. sliced bacon, cut in 1/2 inch strips
  • 1/4 lb. smoked ham, cut in 1/4 inch cubes
  • 2 medium onions, rough chop approximately 3/4 inch cut
  • 1 small bell pepper, rough chop
  • 1/2 stalk celery, medium fine minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 tsp seasoning salt Cajun/Creole type such as Chef Paul
  • Prudhommes/Zatarains or Tony Chachere’s available at grocery stores
  • 1 qt chicken stock
  • 6 cans cut green beans, drained

Directions:

  1. Sauté bacon and ham in butter until bacon is just beginning to reduce size.

  2. Add all vegetables cut in 1/4 inch dice to the bacon mixture sauté for 15 minutes on medium heat.

  3. Add seasoning salt and minced garlic, stir well and cook for another 3 minutes.

  4. Add the flour and cook for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring constantly, add chicken stock and bring up to a simmer and cook for 5 - 8 minutes, do not boil, just a simmer.

  5. Drain the green beans and add to the mixture cook for 5 minutes, serve and enjoy.