"These are also wonderful served cold as an appetizer! Prepare one day in advance." — Kimber
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2 (15 ounce) cans
whole green beans, drained
Italian-style salad dressing
bacon, cut in half
I usually only do 5 or so green beans per bundle and cut my bacon in thirds. I don't always have time to marinate overnight. I usually sprinkle some garlic powder and pepper over as well. I know that this mentions being an appetizer, but I always have them as a side at dinner.
I used fresh "french" green beans (the small skinny ones). I did not pre-steam or boil them thinking that they would be small enough to cook all the way through in the oven. They were a little on the crunchy side! Also, I would recommend not putting too many in the pan. I did not leave any space in between the bundles so the bacon only got crispy on the top. I think this is a good recipe with great looking presentation and I will try making it again with the adjustments I mentioned before.
This was excellent. Of course I used fresh beans though. I had these once in a European resort and searched for a recipe for it. This recipe was perfect. I don't think you need tothpicks though - just place them seam down. I also only put 8 in the bundle - it was easier to eat.
GREAT! I used fresh green beans, steamed then marinated in Italian dressing. Served them at a dinner party and what a hit! Great flavor.
I love these guys. I prefer not to marinate overnight, but bake the bundles in the Italian dressing instead. Yummy.
I made these with fresh instead of canned and I steamed them beforehand, not as salty that way. I also only let them marinate for about 8 hours. They were fantastic!
These are a staple around my house. (the green bean bundles with brown sugar are too) I find that it is easiest to keep a smaller container full of these marinating at all times. This helps to have them on hand for those nights when we want them and I had not planned ahead.(like a busy mom has time for that!) When I cook them, I use the 2 cans that were marinated, so I just replace them with 2 more. I never liked green beans until I discovered this recipe from my aunt. They are really addictive!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with others. It is truly delicious.
Excellent! I used fresh string beans instead of canned, and I steamed them slightly first and then marinated. Since they were much longer then canned, I used a whole slice of bacon and wrapped in an upwards fashion around the middle so it looked like two or three wraps. My family loved it! They told me, "If you're inviting over someone you want to impress, make these bundles and they'll think you're a professional! Thanks for a wonderful side dish!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Green Bean Bundles II
Serving Size: 1/9 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 9
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 180
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