Monday, December 3, 2012

Green Bean Bundles

I found this recipe, made a few changes and now have a favorite  for special occasions and holidays. They are delicious but simple to make and can be prepped the day before, which for me, makes for a perfect dish!
1 1/2 lbs. fresh green beans, trimmed
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
bacon, cut in half
Wash and trim beans. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add beans to boiling water and boil for 3-4 minutes. Drain beans and rinse with cold water. Pat dry. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
 Place butter in a casserole dish and melt, either in the microwave or oven, add brown sugar, garlic and salt, mix. Take 6-8 green beans and  tightly wrap with bacon, (a toothpick can be used to secure bacon, just remember to take them out before serving) place in casserole dish. I don't use toothpicks but place the bundles close together in dish. Bake for 30-45 minutes, rotate bundles every 15 minutes, bake until bacon is cooked and beans look wrinkled. Serves 6-8. 
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  1. my newfound love of green beans means i am so into this recipe. looks deelish!

  2. These bundles look delicious! This looks perfect for holiday entertaining when you need things to look a little extra special.

  3. Your Green Bean Bundles will be a perfect side for a holiday meal. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy you new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen