Friday, December 21, 2012

Green Bean Bundles


Whether you serve them with your Christmas ham, or plate them alongside some roasted chicken and a nice rice pilaf, these little beauties are always a smash hit! (Don't you just love how I plan your menu out for you?) Can't be helped!


They are so very simple to make. The only tip I strongly suggest, is that you line your baking sheet with plenty of foil. It will save you the clean up later. If you've ever tried scraping caramelized sugar off of a baking sheet, you know just what I'm talking about! Other than that, they are a dream side dish! 



Ingredients:
12 slices of bacon
1 Lb green beans
2 Tbs butter
1 Tbs brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Rinse green beans and thoroughly dry. Season with salt and pepper. Make a bundle using about 7 to 10 green beans. Wrap a slice of bacon around the center of the bundle. Place seam side down on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining beans and bacon.
In a small saucepan, over low heat, add butter, sugar, and garlic. Lightly whisk until butter and sugar have melted. Using a pastry brush, brush the mixture over the tops and sides of bundles. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes, or until bacon is a little crispy.
Makes 12 bundles *Serves 6
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6 comments:

  1. Have you ever tried this with asparagus?
    Looks yummy!

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    1. I have not tried it with asparagus. But I bet it would be fantastic!

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    1. You melt it in a saucepan along with the butter and garlic :)

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  3. These are beautiful...great idea for a special dinner! Sara

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  4. Very cool idea! I love food that I can bake for more than 15 minutes in the oven. Instead of having to watch it on the stove and get the stove top covered with grease! ;) Great addition to any meal. Thank you.

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