What’s Thanksgiving without green bean casserole? Nothing?that’s what.

As you can glean, these green beans will always cause a scene, whether you’re eating with Joaquin or Charlie Sheen.

Lean Mean Green Bean Casserole

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) vegan margarine
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups faux chicken broth, warmed
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (available at health food stores)
2 14.5-oz. cans French-style green beans, drained
1 2.8-oz. can French fried onions (the BEST part)

• Preheat the oven to 350°F.
• In a medium saucepan, melt the margarine over low heat. Add the flour and whisk continuously until gooey. Add the faux chicken broth, soy sauce, and garlic powder, whisking continuously for 1 to 2 minutes, until thick and bubbly. Add the vegetable oil and nutritional yeast. Whip again until smooth.
• Pour the sauce into a small casserole dish, add the green beans, and stir to coat. Bake for 10 minutes, then top with the French fried onions and bake for 10 more minutes, until browned and bubbly.

Makes 4 servings

Happy Tofurky Day!