Thursday, February 10, 2011

Green Bean Bundles - A bundle of yum!

Green Bean Bundles

This recipe comes from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Entertaining in Texas by Junior League of Victoria, Inc.  I've learned that you just can't go wrong with
a Junior League cookbook. They're wonderful!
Above you will see what page 71 in my book looks like.
I write all around it so that hopefully whoever inherits my cookbooks will know a little history behind the recipes.
This recipe is just about over the top as my family says it.
It's been made for holiday dinners, pre-wedding dinners,
birthdays and bird hunting season.
It's just downright tasty!

Green Bean Bundles
(with my tweaks!)

8 slices bacon
2  16 oz. cans whole green beans
(I like Blue Lake Green Beans)
1/2  c. butter
1   1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. garlic powder

Drain green beans. Divide into 8 "bundles", wrapping each bundle with bacon slice and securing with toothpick. Place in 9x13 inch glass baking dish.
In saucepan, melt butter and add brown sugar and garlic powder. Bring to boil and remove from heat immediately and pour over bean bundles. Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes.
Serves 8

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podso said...

Wow, this looks delicious. Love any green bean recipe.

Karen said...

Recipe looks delish!! and I haven't heard that song in so long.. brought back fond memories...

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gotta love the pig! I can't wait to try this-thanks:@)

LDH said...

These do look delicious and extra special!

Deb said...

wow I've never heard of green bean bundles...thanks for sharing Karen...I'm sure your family will appreciate your cookbooks..with all your personal touches...

Rita said...

Oooh, that sounds really good, but my husband is a diabetic, so I don't know that he could eat it. Have you ever tried it without the sugar? That bacon would really give it a good taste. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Laura said...

We love green bean bundles.
One year at Thanksgiving , we didn't do the bundling. We drizzled the green beans (in a casserole dish)
with the sauce and draped the top with bacon.

Great Recipe Karen!


A Vintage Chic said...

Those look absolutely delicious, Karen! Can't wait to try them!

Hope you're having a wonderful night, my friend!


Theresa said...

Oh how I LOVE green beans:) I am back from my time away, thanks for missing me! I missed you too!


Julie Harward said...

Oh wow..that looks so good! I love beans with bacon! They look different and very delish! :D

Nancy's Notes said...

This recipe is printing right now! It looks scrumptious and impressive too! Can't wait to try it :)