• 2 cans Libby's French Style Green Beans

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • salt + pepper to taste

  • 1 cup veggie or chicken broth

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup gruyere cheese (grated)

  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese (grated)

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt + pepper

  • 2 shallots (sliced)

  • 2 jalapeños (thinly sliced)

  • 2 cups oil (for frying)


  1. In a large dutch oven pot, heat up the butter and let it melt.
  2. Once the butter is melted, add the flour and mix until you have a lump free consistency.
  3. Add the soy sauce and then slowly add in the milk and broth, whisk on med/low heat until you have a lump free mixture.
  4. Bring to a low simmer and add in the salt and pepper.
  5. You will start to see everything thicken up, add the grated cheeses and mix everything.
  6. Next, in a small sauce pan, fill it with 2 inches of oil and heat it up on med high.
  7. In a bowl, mix the flour, smoked paprika, salt and pepper, and water together until you have a thin batter.
  8. Toss in the sliced shallots and jalapeños and coat them until everything is evenly coated with the batter.
  9. Add small batches of the shallots and jalapeños into the oil and fry until golden brown.
  10. Place on a paper towel so the excess oil can drip off.
  11. In a baking dish, add a little bit of the cheese sauce to the bottle of the baking dish, add in Libbys green beans and layer the remaining cheese sauce.
  12. Cover with foil and bake for 20 mins at 350F.
  13. Once its done baking, add additional grated cheese on top (optional) and broil for 2-3 mins, until cheese is nice and melty.
  14. Add the crispy shallots and jalapeños to the top and serve!