These flavorful beans are the perfect side for just about any main dish you wish to serve them with.
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 medium leeks, rinsed, white part and some of the green thinly sliced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (16 oz.) bag frozen cut green beans, thawed
1/2 cup French-fried onions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a 12 inch skillet over medium heat, melt butter or margarine. Add leeks; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until leeks are soft and tender.
Using a wire whisk, stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Stir in cheese and nutmeg. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Stir in green beans. Pour mixture into an ungreased 1-1/2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with French-fried onions.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Makes 8-10 servings.