Green Bean Bundles!

Green bean Bundles are a perfect side dish for a holiday meal.  They are also a favorite with all boys...big boys and little boys.  My son, his friends and all of my nephews...my twin nephews, my oldest nephews and even my itty bitty great nephews,  love these green beans wrapped in bacon.  I am not sure why they are such a hit with boys, but my son's theory is that it makes green beans taste like barbeque and he might be on to something there. 



What you will need:


2 cans whole green beans, garlic salt, Nature's Seasoning, minced garlic, soy sauce, Wosteshire  sauce, Tabasco sauce, bacon, brown sugar and butter.




Melt 1/2 stick butter in skillet with 1Tbs. minced garlic.  Add 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup Worsteshire sauce, 1/2 tsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp Nature's Season or salt and pepper, dash of Tabasco, and 1 cup brown sugar.   Simmer until it is all combined and the sugar is melted. Add the liquid from 1 of the cans of green beans to this mixture.  Drain both cans of beans.



 
Cut bacon strips in half and wrap each half around a small bundle of the green beans.  You should get about 10 bundles from two cans of beans.   Stick a toothpick through each bundle to close.  Place in a casserole dish or pan and cover with the sauce.  You can make these early in the day or even a day ahead and refrigerate them to marinate.  I think they are actually better if they sit for a few hours.  Just spoon the sauce back over them before baking.  Put them in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes, then move to the top rack for about 10 minutes to be sure the bacon is browned.


These will disappear fast!  I never have left overs no matter how many I make. 
 
Ingredients
 
2 cans whole green beans (you can do more green beans if you are serving a lot of people)
1 Tbs. minced garlic
1/2 stick butter
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. Nature's Seasons or salt and pepper
1 cup brown sugar
dash Tabasco sauce
1/4 cup Wostershire sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
5-6 slices of bacon (cut each in half)



9 comments:

  1. Do you only marinate in the sauce then remove or does the entire baking dish complete with sauce go into the oven?
    Thanks.
    Eileen

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  2. You leave the in the sauce to cook them.

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  3. Can you use fresh green beans? Canned green beans are so mushy, and seem like they would only get mushier when baked.

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  4. The whole green beans aren't mushy. You can use fresh green beans, but you need to blanche them first.

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  5. Hi.. these look yummy! Is it 1/2 or 1/4 tsp of the garlic salt & nature's seasoning? Both are listed. Thanks!

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  6. I make these with fresh green beans on the grill & in the oven....with just green beans wrapped in good bacon, salt, pepper maybe a little minced garlic. Wrap in foil, throw in the oen or grill. lot less sugar if someone is one a diet or diabetic. The natural flavor shines thru on the grill too! never heard of adding the sugar. I am sure it is good, but wow these look sweet! (I know not everyone is watching their weight, so go for it those not in my boat! not an insult at all ya'll)

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  7. Is there a healthy version?

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  8. This is so awesome im goin to make tonite on the grill

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  9. I'm goin to try make this on the grill tonite never had them this way. Ty Mmmm

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