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Bacon Bean Bundles

 Bacon Bean Bundles
At Connie Burke's home in Gaithersburg, Maryland, this colorful side takes the place of green bean casserole for special dinners. “It's quick to fix, goes with a variety of meats and tastes great,” Connie says.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 16 whole fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 bacon strip, cut in half
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Directions

  • Place beans in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil; cover and cook for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until
  • partially cooked but not crisp, about 3 minutes. Remove to paper
  • towels to drain.
  • Drain beans; place eight beans on each piece of bacon. Wrap bacon
  • around beans and secure with a toothpick. Place in an ungreased
  • shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper; dot with
  • butter.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until bacon is
  • crisp.
  • Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bundle equals 68 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 387 mg sodium,

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Bacon Bean Bundles (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.