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1945 Spanish String Beans

vintage green beans

I was tasked with preparing the green beans for Thanksgiving this year.  I love green bean casserole; but I have been gluten free since March and the casserole contains gluten.  It’s in the soup and the french fried onions.  I thought about making a gluten free version, but decided I would go a different route entirely.  I looked in one of my vintage cookbooks The Household Searchlight Recipe Book and came across the yummy recipe for “Spanish String Beans”.  I’m not sure why they are called “Spanish” there doesn’t seem to be anything particularly Spanish about them, but this recipe is from 1945.  I’m thinking its the garlic, green pepper, catsup (ketchup).  They were a hit at our house!  Enjoy!!

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