Paleo Green Bean Casserole
1 lb Fresh green beans (Haricot Vert).
8 oz Roughly Chopped Mushrooms
4 oz Bacon
1 cup Thinly Sliced Yellow Onions
1/2 cup Finely Chopped Shallots
3 Cloves Garlic Minced
1/2 cup Almond Meal
1.5 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
3 tsp Sea Salt
2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Drizzle 1 tbsp. EVOO on the thinly sliced yellow onions and sprinkle with 1 tsp sea salt. Massage the EVOO and salt evenly into the onions with your hands. Spread the onions out on the baking sheet evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350F, removing from the oven and stirring/flipping every 10 minutes. You’re looking for a brown/crispy texture.
Put a large pot of water and salt on high heat and bring to a boil.
Roughly chop the bacon and add to a sauté pan on high heat. Lightly crisp the bacon then add the chopped shallots. Once the shallots are slightly clear, add the minced garlic. After a few minutes, add the mushrooms and continue to stir on medium. high heat.
Cut the green beans into half and add to the water when it starts boiling. Boil for 5 minutes then remove from the water and place in a bowl. When the mushrooms have cooked down and have a golden color, remove the entire bacon/scallion/garlic/mushroom mixture and place aside in a separate bowl.
With the heat on medium/low, add 1 tbsp. EVOO and 1 cup of the almond milk and stir with a metal whisk.
Add half of the almond meal and whish until it dissolves. Carefully add the rest of the almond milk and almond meal, whisking the mixture together over a medium simmer. Add 2 tbsp. sea salt and the 2 tsp pepper. Whisk until the gravy thickens slightly to the the texture of heavy cream. Reduce the heat and add the bacon/mushroom mixture then stir.
Add the green beans to the sauté pan and stir. Pour the entire mixture into a medium-sized casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil and the lid (if you have one) and bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
Remove the foil/lid sprinkle the dried onions evenly on top.
Place back in oven for 5 minutes at 350 uncovered.