Monday, January 30, 2012

#51 New Recipes: Green Bean Bundles

This may be the unhealthiest green bean recipe I've ever come across which, of course, means it's also the most delicious. Green beans wrapped in bacon... delightful! There's also a wonderfully unhealthy sauce that they go in as they bake, to add to the level of unhealthiness. These are great as an appetizer for a party, I would not recommend making it part of your dinner, because you probably shouldn't eat too many of them, no matter how tasty they are.

1/2 stick butter, melted
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
100 whole green beans
5 slices bacon, cut in half

1. mix together the butter, soy sauce, sugar, garlic salt and pepper in a bowl. Set aside.

2. Sort the beans out into ten little stacks of ten beans each of roughly equal length (I did bundles of five)
3. Wrap each stack of beans in one half slice of bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
4. Lay your bacon-wrapped bundles out in a baking dish. Drizzle the butter mixture all over the bundles.

5. Bake 350 for 20 minutes, or more if you want things a little extra crispy

Soooooo yummy. I wish that I could justify eating them at mealtime. They're still dangerous as an appetizer because you can almost convince yourself that eating them is healthy. Just look at how green and vibrant the beans look! That's a vegetable! Don't do it.

But, considering how unhealthy  most party food can be, I think this is a great healthy-ish (in comparison)option to serve!


  1. that looks sooooooooo good! i might have to try this...I've never had anything but canned green beans (gasp!) though :)

    1. They're fantastic! You should def try them. Canned grean beans are ok, but they can be kind of mushy. Fresh green beans have a nice crisp texture, imo, and these in particular are so tasty!

  2. You don't know how hard it was for me to say no to these! They looked SO good! I have a feeling Bacon is going to be my downfall as a vegetarian...