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Subject: The History of the Green Bean Casserole and the passing of its creator ...

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Date Posted: Monday, October 29, 02:22:14am
In reply to: I like mine with cheese and salt. 's message, "You must be demented if you think green beans and almonds are good together." on Wednesday, October 24, 02:06:29pm

Green bean casserole is a casserole consisting of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and french fried onions.
The casserole, created in 1955 by Campbell's, is popular as a side dish for Thanksgiving dinners in the US. ...

History of recipe ...
The green bean casserole was first created in 1955 by the Campbell Soup Company. Dorcas Reilly led the team that created the recipe while working as a staff member in the home economics department. The inspiration for the dish was "to create a quick and easy recipe around two things most Americans always had on hand in the 1950s: green beans and Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup." It initially did not test well within the company but, in part because of Reilly's persistence, eventually earned a reputation for being "the ultimate comfort food." In the 1972 version of the Good Housekeeping Cookbook the recipe replaced the cream of mushroom soup with sour cream.

Campbells Cream of Mushroom flavored soup variety was created circa 1934 and was widely used as casserole filler in the Midwest so much so that it was sometimes referred to as "Lutheran binder." But no one thought to add frozen green beans to the mix until Dorcas Reilly's version was created. Campbell's Soup now estimates that 40 percent of the Cream of Mushroom soup sold in the United States goes into making green bean casserole. In 2002, Reilly presented the original recipe card to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio.

Dorcas Reilly died October 15, 2018, age 92 in her hometown of Camden, New Jersey.

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