Monday, June 22, 2015

Green Bean Bundles

So did you enjoy a wonderful day with the dads in your life? We had a very nice, relaxing day. It started off with church, a little bit of yard work and then grilling. Later we made our way to my parent's home to see everyone for a bit. All in all what I hope was a good day for my husband.

In planning my menu for the day I decided to add these green beans to the list. Now I know for some of my family members, they're not big fans. But just maybe the bacon would leer them in. It didn't exactly work, the little ones just wanted bacon. I couldn't really blame them though.

That just left more for me as I love green beans. I remember mom preparing our beans with a little bacon and brown sugar growing up. I'd always eat more, just to get that little piece of flavorful meat.

Now that fresh produce is starting to be in abundance, I love preparing side dishes that we might not eat on a regular basis. You could surely use canned beans here but fresh taste so much better I think. This side dish is incredibly simple yet full of flavor. One that your whole family will enjoy!

Green Bean Bundles

1 lb fresh green beans
8 slices bacon
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
4 tbsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large sheet pan with foil and set aside.

Wash and trim ends of green beans. Wrap one slice of bacon around a bundle of 10 beans. Repeat with remaining beans and bacon. Place bundles onto baking sheet.

Mix butter, brown sugar and garlic together in a bowl. Spoon mixture over beans. Cover pan with foil and bake in oven for 20 minutes. Then uncover pan and bake for 15 minutes longer. Remove from oven and serve bundles right away.

Makes 8 bundles.

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