What You Need:
1 T of bacon grease, or vegetable oil for vegetarians
1 C onion, sliced
1/2 lb. processed cheese, cubed
1/4 C milk
2 (9 oz.) pkgs. frozen cut green beans, thawed
4 bacon slices, cooked crisp and crumbled, or Morningstarm Farms strips, cooked in the microwave until crisp and then crumbled
1/4 C almonds, slivered
1/4 t pepper
1/2 C butter flavored crackers, crushed
How to Make It:
Set the oven to 350 degrees and allow the oven to heat while preparing the beans.
Place the onion slices into the reserved bacon grease over medium heat.
Cook the onion slices, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until tender.
Stir in the cheese and milk.
Stirring constantly cook until the cheese has completed melted about 5 minutes.
Stir in the green beans until covered with the cheese sauce.
Add the bacon and almonds and stir to combine.
Sprinkle the pepper into the mixture and stir until incorporated into the ingredients.
Remove the pan from the heat and spoon the mixture into an ungreased 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish.
Sprinkle the top with the crushed crackers being sure to go to the edge of the dish.
Bake 15 minutes or until bubbly around the edges.
If you don’t have butter flavored crackers use regular saltine crackers and dab the top of the casserole with 4 or 5 small pieces of butter.