The trend lately in cooking is to take a not-so-healthy dish and try to lighten it up, while preserving the great taste. I am doing my best today to turn that upside down! I believe this recipe manages to take a very healthy food, green beans, and make them as bad for you as possible! But I guarantee at the same time, you have never tasted green beans as good as these. So go ahead and splurge once in a while. Always makes for a delicious side dish at Thanksgiving, or any other day of the year for that matter!
And as these pretty much taste like candy, it is also a very kid friendly dish and will get your kids to eat their vegetables, albeit ones coated in sugar, bacon, and butter! lol
And a note on the portion. The below measurements are perfect for a family of 4. If you are feeding more than two adults, or plenty of kids, simply double the ingredients and place in a 9×13 pan. You can also assemble the entire dish ahead of time, refrigerate, then stick in the oven when you are ready to cook.
Beans wrapped, and secured with a toothpick.
Out of the oven.
Umm…..yeah, no matter what is surrounding it, you can still say you are eating a serving of vegetables! 🙂
Green Bean Bundles
1 can of whole green beans, drained
6 slices of bacon, cut in half
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup butter, melted
¼ – ½ teaspoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Arrange approximately 10 beans together, wrap with ½ slice of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Arrange bundles in a 8×8 pan.
Add last four ingredients to a medium bowl, mix thoroughly. Pour marinade over the bundles. Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered.