A couple years ago, my mother and I put together a cookbook that was sold to help raise money to pay for my son’s expenses related to his medical problems (he’s had 15 surgeries and all have to be done halfway cross the country). One of the recipes submitted by a long time family friend was the most delicious green bean bundles you’ve ever tasted. I have adapted that recipe in just the slighest way here, but they are just as delicious. I made them for the first time last Christmas, and they were a wonderful hit! My nephew even requested this recipe again this year because he loved them so much! I am extremely grateful for having been shared this recipe, and I hope your family enjoys these yummy green beans as much as my family does!
Start with these items (plus garlic salt and water, which I forgot to add to the photograph):
Drain your beans and put them on a plate. Cut each strip of bacon into thirds. Wrap 5-8 green beans in each piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place side by side into a small baking dish.
Melt butter; add brown sugar and water. Pour mixture over the prepared bundles.
Sprinkle liberally with garlic salt. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until bacon is browned. Makes 6-8 servings.
Green Bean Bundles
1/2 pound sliced bacon
2 (14 oz) cans whole green beans
4 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Drain the green beans. Cut each strip of bacon into thirds. Wrap 5-6 green beans in each piece of bacon, wrapping the bacon around the beans. Secure each with a toothpick. Melt the butter; add the brown sugar and water. Pour over the bean bundles. Sprinkle the bundles generously with garlic salt. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the bacon is browned. Makes 6-8 servings.