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green bean bundles

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Susan Cutler
Anchorage, AK

These are awesome as a side dish. You don't have to use fresh green beans. Use 2 14.5 oz cans of canned green beans instead.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you want a veggie everyone will love, you can't go wrong with these. Bacon wrapped anything is a hit! These are unique with their brown sugar, salt, and pepper flavor. The bacon drippings and brown sugar create their own sauce that the green beans cook in. Serve these and kids will definitely eat their veggies.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 5
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For green bean bundles

  • 1 lb
    whole, fresh green beans
  • 3-4 slice
    bacon, cut in thirds
  • 1/3 c
    light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper

How To Make green bean bundles

Test Kitchen Tips
When they come out of the oven, the bacon will be done but may not be as crisp as you'd like. To make the bacon crisp, pre-cook it until soft and has wrinkled edges. Then cut in half or thirds and wrap around the bundles. Slightly pre-cooking will begin the crisping process.
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  • Green beans in boiling water.
    Combine green beans and enough water to cover in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes.
  • Draining green beans.
  • Wrapping green beans with bacon.
    Wrap 5 or 6 green beans with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  • Securing bacon with a toothpick.
    Repeat procedure with remaining green beans and bacon.
  • Bundles placed in a 9x13 pan.
    Arrange bundles in a 13x9 baking dish.
  • Sprinkling with sugar and seasoning.
    Sprinkle with brown sugar, salt and black pepper.
  • Baked bundles out of the oven.
    Bake bundles until bacon is crisp about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Cooked green bean bundles.
    TIP: If you don't have fresh green beans use 2 - 14.5-ounce cans of canned green beans. Drain, rinse and drain one more time. Toss beans with 1 tbsp lemon juice for a taste of freshness before making recipe.