Monday, December 19, 2011

Green Bean Bundles

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:

Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp, about 3 minutes. Remove to paper towels. 

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. 

Serves 8

Adapted from Taste of Home


  1. Oh wow! This looks amazing, Chelsea! I can't wait to try this!

  2. I love doing this with asparagus! little bacon wrapped presents are the best :)


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