These green bean bundles made an impressive presentation
as part of our Christmas dinner party.
They are fairly simple to make,
although there are a few steps involved.
I really like my green beans a little crisp so these are great.
plus, the brown sugar sauce adds an unexpected
but perfectly cohesive surprise of flavor to the dish.
And if you'd rather not make a perfectly healthy vegetable
into a bacon heavy dish,
you can always substitute with turkey bacon
But, you know, calories don't count during the holidays
so I went with real bacon. ;)
What You'll Need:
- 1.25-1.5 pounds fresh green beans
- 1 pkg bacon
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/8 teaspoon soy sauce
What To Do:
Drain beans; place about 12 beans on each bacon strip. Wrap bacon around beans and secure with a toothpick. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
In a small bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, garlic salt and soy sauce; drizzle over bundles. Bake at 400° for 10-15 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
Adapted from Taste of Home