Green Bean Bundles

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!

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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.

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Beans wrapped, and secured with a toothpick.

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Out of the oven.

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Umm…..yeah, no matter what is surrounding it, you can still say you are eating a serving of vegetables! 🙂

Green Bean Bundles

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

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