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Green Bean Bundles

I found this recipe in a rural newspaper years ago and have made it often. The bean bundles are excellent with chicken or beef. Sometimes I'll arrange them around a mound of wild rice to make an appetizing side dish. —Virginia Stadler, Nokesville, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 8 bacon strips, partially cooked
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Cook the beans until crisp-tender. Wrap about 10 beans in each bacon strip; secure with a toothpick. Place on a foil-covered baking sheet. Bake at 400° until bacon is done, 10-15 minutes.
  • In a skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add vinegar, sugar and salt; heat through. Remove bundles to a serving bowl or platter; pour sauce over and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 bundle: 186 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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