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Keen Beans

Keen Beans


  • 1 pound fresh green beans or 2 packages frozen
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt and salt to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon Tabasco pepper sauce
  • ¼ pound sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 squares 14-inch Heavy Duty Reynolds Wrap


  1. Wash beans; snip ends.
  2. Melt butter in saucepan; blend in flour and ½ teaspoon salt.
  3. Cook 3 minutes over low heat.
  4. Gradually add milk; cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
  5. Blend in Tabasco and cheese.
  6. Divide beans onto shiny side of foil; salt.
  7. Top servings with sauce.
  8. Bring up 2 sides of foil over beans and seal top with tight double fold (leave space between foil and sauce). Repeat seal at ends.
  9. Cook in 350° oven, 35 minutes (25 if frozen).
  10. Open and serve, 4 servings.

Keen Beans

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