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Green Bean Bacon Bundles

 Green Bean Bacon Bundles
I carry this dish to all the potluck dinners I attend because it's always a hit. I take extra recipe cards because everyone wants a copy.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 20 fresh green beans
  • 2 maple-flavored bacon strips, halved
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice concentrate

Directions

  • Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil.
  • Cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes; drain. Place bacon on a
  • microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 45-60 seconds or until
  • edges curl. Wrap 5 green beans with a half bacon strip; secure with
  • a wooden toothpick. Repeat.
  • Place bundles in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. In a small saucepan,
  • combine the butter, brown sugar and orange juice concentrate. Cook
  • and stir over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is
  • dissolved. Pour over bundles. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10
  • minutes or until beans are crisp-tender, basting once. Yield: 2
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 379 calories, 36 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 403 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.