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Morrison's Green Beans

Re: Morrisonís Cafeteria cooked green beans recipe request
From: Brad
Date: 8/15/2022, 5:31 AM

On 8/14/2022 9:05 AM, Brad  wrote:

Uncle Phaedrus,

I trust all is well for you.  I grew up in Atlanta in the 1970ís where 
we had many Morrisonís Cafeterias.  They were so good, and Iím very 
thankful you already have a solid Morrisonís recipe database.  Can you 
locate their cooked green beans recipe ?  I assume itís canned green 
beans flavored with pork, salt and some kind of seasoning, but Iím
at a loss how to get that exact taste thatís in my memory.  I really 
appreciate what you do,  we have communicated before years ago. 
Many thanks,
Buford, GA

Hello Brad,

Morrison's probably used ordinary food service canned green beans, but my old copy of the kitchen manual mentions a variety of green beans called "Blue Lake".

James, a former Morrison's manager, says this:

Three cans of beans.
"The beans were drained (first time) and the liquid was replaced with†water, and drained a second time and then the water replaced. Then 2 oz. of bacon base was added along with a whole onion, peeled and quartered, and a teaspoon of black pepper.† The beans were then brought to a boil, the heat lowered and simmered for about an hour. Some managers actually put a couple of slices of bacon in the pot."

If you can't find "bacon base", Amazon has it in larger quantities and a bit on the expensive side.


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