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Bacon Bean Stalks

 Bacon Bean Stalks
You'll need just three ingredients to assemble this fun fall side dish. Wax beans are bundled with bacon strips to look like shocks of cornstalks.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh wax or green beans
  • 6 bacon strips
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Directions

  • Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a
  • boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook bacon until partially cooked,
  • about 3 minutes; drain on paper towels.
  • Drain beans; place about 12 beans on each bacon strip. Position one
  • end of beans so they are nearly even; cut about 1/4 in. from that
  • end so stalks will stand when served. Wrap bacon strip around beans;
  • secure with a toothpick.
  • Lay stalks flat on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with onion
  • powder. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10-15 minutes or until
  • bacon is crisp. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 60 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.