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Old 11-22-2004, 02:57 PM   #1
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Why not the "real" green bean casserole?

Is this really high in carbs if made with low carb milk and lower carb stuff. The canned onions are pretty low, and so is the mushroom soup if you consider the amout of green beans that goes along with it. Can someone give me the carb count on the real thing. Thanks so much!!
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Old 11-22-2004, 04:11 PM   #2
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I so agree, I still eat the "real" one, just a smaller portion!
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Here's an idea......

I too use the original with some slight modifications....

I use heavy whipping cream and water
I only use about 1/2 the can and remove the whole mushrooms
I don't use as much of the onions...they do go a long way and I crush them by hand.

Then its just portion control and its still very delicious.
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ORIGINAL GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
(Makes 6 servings)
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
3/4 cup milk
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2 pkgs. (9 oz. ea.) frozen cut green beans, thawed
1 1/3 cups French's French Fried Onions

Combine soup, milk and pepper in a 1 1/2 qt. baking dish; stir until blended. Stir in beans and 2/3 cup French Fried Onions.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot. Stir. Sprinkle with remaining 2/3 cup French Fried Onions. Bake 5 minutes or until onions are golden.

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Per Recipe: 2036 Calories; 142g Fat (63.2% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 166g Carbohydrate; 15g Dietary Fiber; 28mg Cholesterol; 4496mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 7 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 5 1/2 Fat.
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Old 11-22-2004, 06:22 PM   #5
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I'm planning on using George Stella's recipe for green bean casserole this Thanksgiving.

Green Bean Casserole
Onion Straws
1/2 cup very thingly sliced onion
1/4 cup soy flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Casserole
1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
8 ounces cermini mushrooms, rinsed or sliced
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup no-sugar, low-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves, plus a few sprigs for garnish
1/2 cup sour cream
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Makes the onion straws: combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, toss to mix and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Set aside

Make the casserole: Bring a small pot of water to boil and season lightly with salt. Boil the green beans until tender but still crispy about 5 minutes. Drain and chill beans in an ice water bath or under running cold water. Drain again and transfer to a bowl.

Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add oinion, mushrooms, salt, garlic and pepper and cook, stirring about 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and thyme and cook until almost all the liquid is evaporated about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the mushroom mixture to the bowl of green beans, add the sour cream and toss to combine

Pour the green bean mixture into the 10" glass pie pan. Bake the casserole and onion straws on a separate racks until the straws are well browned and crispy (almost burnt, otherwise they will be soggy) about 15 to 17 minutes. Top the casserole with the straws and serve garnished with thyme sprigs.

Has anyone ever made this recipe before?
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A really easy, low-carb green bean dish with an old-fashioned taste:

6 strips Bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 pounds Green Beans, in 1 inch pieces (or so)
1/2 cup sliced Almonds or chopped Cashews
1/2 cup Water
Pepper or other seasoning to taste

Fry the bacon over medium heat until it's almost crispy, then toss in the almonds or cashews and cook them along with it 'til the bacon's nicely done. Carefully add the water, then add the green beans. When the water starts to boil, turn the heat down and cover the pan. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes, til the beans are tender-crisp, stirring a few times. (This is for fresh or frozen beans. If you use canned beans, drain them first and just cook long enough to heat through.) Remove from pan with a slotted spoon. Season to taste and serve hot.

The bacon gives it a nice old-fashioned flavor, while the nuts add a neat crunch, and it's totally easy. Even my picky little 8-year-old likes them.
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Mmmm... sounds yummy. Oh, and welcome
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Old 11-22-2004, 09:32 PM   #8
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Dizneegirl, any idea what is causing all the carbs in this recipe. I figure to make the recipe with Carb countdown milk so that should help, but I can't figure out where the rest of the carbs are coming from. The beans? The onions? Any idea?

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If you've never tried Dottie's green bean casserole, it's fantastic! It has become a staple at every holiday meal around here. My grown son even asked me for the recipe.

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/recipe...&cat=12&page=3
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Beeb...I'm betting it's the "french fried onions" I always thought there was some kind of breading on them.
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Here's a link to French's nutrition info... http://www.frenchsfoodservice.com/fr...asp?prod_id=18 I was going to figure out the carbs but have no idea what they mean by a 6/24 oz bag??
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Old 11-23-2004, 07:14 AM   #12
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Green beans - 32 carbs before netting
cream of mushroom soup - 30 carbs - thats 62 right there.
not sure on the onion
milk - use carb countdown

I would figure out a way to make your own cream of mushroom soup

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I make the original recipe with Carb Countdown milk, and use only about 1/2 cups French's Fried Onions. I add onion powder, garlic powder and garlic salt to replace the extra flavor. My calculations show about 48 carbs for the whole recipe.
2 cans green beans: 14 net carbs
can of mushroom soup: 20
3/4 cup LC milk: 2.25
1/2 cup French's onions: 12
Total: 48.25 net carbs for the whole recipe, which works for us in maintenance.
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I played around a little:

With Carb Countdown, but rest of recipe as written: 2021 Calories; 142g Fat (63.6% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 160g Carbohydrate; 15g Dietary Fiber; 29mg Cholesterol; 4563mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 7 1/2 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Fat.

With Carb Countdown and 2/3 cup French's onions: 1301 Calories; 86g Fat (59.0% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 112g Carbohydrate; 15g Dietary Fiber; 29mg Cholesterol; 3603mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 7 1/2 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Fat.

Mastercook lists the following:

1 can cream of mushroom soup, condensed: 314 Calories; 23g Fat (65.4% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 23g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 2471mg Sodium.

1 1/3 cup French's French Fried Onions (which I added, from nutritional data on the can): 1440 Calories; 112g Fat (72.4% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 96g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 1920mg Sodium.

18 oz. frozen green beans: 168 Calories; 1g Fat (4.8% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 14g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 15mg Sodium.

3/4 cup milk: 112 Calories; 6g Fat (48.6% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 25mg Cholesterol; 90mg Sodium.

3/4 cup Hood's Carb Countdown (whole): 98 Calories; 6g Fat (54.5% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 26mg Cholesterol; 158mg Sodium.

It just all adds up... but your biggest culprit is the French Fried Onions... they're coated in flour several times during the cooking process. You're also looking at starch in the condensed soup adding to the carb count.
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:33 AM   #15
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Just to add to the recipes...

This is a low-carb version of DH's family's "classic" green bean casserole. He always wants this instead of the French's version. It's different, but good. The sour cream & colby add a little tang.

Dizneegirl's Green Bean Casserole
Serves 6

3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup onion, diced fine
1 cup sour cream
2 cans green beans, canned
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup shredded colby cheese (long horn style)
Sunkist bacon and cheese sliced almonds

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Melt butter in bottom of casserole dish.

3. Add diced onions, salt and pepper, and place in heated oven for 10 minutes.

4. Mix in green beans, sour cream, and 1/3 cup of cheese, along with any more salt and pepper to taste.

5. Place remainder of shredded cheese on top of casserole. Bake for 30 minutes. Add handful of bacon & cheese sliced almonds on top, place back in oven for an additional 5-10 minutes.

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Per Serving (minus almond topping): 229 Calories; 20g Fat (76.3% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 50mg Cholesterol; 401mg Sodium.
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Originally posted by dizneegirl
I played around a little:
Mastercook lists the following:
1 1/3 cup French's French Fried Onions (which I added, from nutritional data on the can): 1440 Calories; 112g Fat (72.4% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 96g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 1920mg Sodium.
I'm not sure how you're arriving at your carb counts for the French Fried onions. My can says 3 carbs for 2 Tab, which is the same as 1.5 carbs per Tab. There are 16 Tab in a cup, for 24 carbs per cup, (16x1.5) . and 32 for 1 1/3 cups, (though you can make the recipe with much less onion). Can you explain how you get 96 carbs for 1 1/3 cups?
My counts for the beans and soup are also right from the can and are lower. Could be that canned green beans are lower than frozen.
I might be making a stupid math error, and if so, I'd like it cleared up. 'cause we sure love green bean casserole, but not if it's as high carb as you're saying!
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Thanks for the clarification... I had actually entered 2 teaspoons as a serving size, rather than 2 tablespoons. Some days...

Here's the revised count for the original recipe: 1076 Calories; 68g Fat (55.5% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 102g Carbohydrate; 15g Dietary Fiber; 28mg Cholesterol; 3216mg Sodium.

*edited to add: Of course, you should go by the nutrition label of whatever brand/food you're actually using... I'm sure MasterCook (and the USDA Nutrient Database) use averages when a brand isn't specified.


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I make my green bean casserole slightly different:

GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
2 14 ounce cans green beans (24 carbs/10 fiber)
4 ounce can mushrooms (6 carbs/3 fiber)
1 can cream of mushroom soup, condensed (23 carbs/3 fiber)
1 small can French fried onions (33 carbs/0 fiber)

Makes about 8 servings

Per Serving: 110 Calories; 7g Fat; 1g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 9g Net Carbs
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Old 11-24-2004, 06:14 AM   #19
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LindaSue that is the recipe I follow too. The carb count sounds sooo much better our way!!! Thanks for posting this.

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beeb, I had to guess on the number of servings. I don't remember exactly how many you can get from the recipe. I haven't made it in years. Does 8 sound reasonable? I'm sure they'd be pretty small servings though, but I couldn't justify having any more than 9 net carbs for one side dish serving.

I was originally going to make Dottie's Green Bean Casserole for Thanksgiving, but decided to just make some cooked green beans on the stove. I had too many things that needed to go in the oven and I also wanted to save a few carbs so I can indulge in some stuffing, jello salad and pumpkin pie.
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Old 11-24-2004, 03:06 PM   #21
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LindaSue, I agree with you on the serving amount. Also, my thought is with so much other food around no one pigs out on green bean casserole!! I'm only going to have a little spoonful anyway.

Thank you all for the ideas and recipes.

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Thanks for the clarification... I had actually entered 2 teaspoons as a serving size, rather than 2 tablespoons. Some days...

Here's the revised count for the original recipe: 1076 Calories; 68g Fat (55.5% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 102g Carbohydrate; 15g Dietary Fiber; 28mg Cholesterol; 3216mg Sodium.

*edited to add: Of course, you should go by the nutrition label of whatever brand/food you're actually using... I'm sure MasterCook (and the USDA Nutrient Database) use averages when a brand isn't specified.

Phew! I'm so relieved that I can indulge in a favorite side dish without doing too much damage! Happy Thanksgiving!
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Making this for Easter dinner...the simple version Linda Sue posted just above. Thank you.
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