Green Bean Bundles Recipe
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Green Bean Bundles Recipe

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I found this recipe in a rural newspaper years ago and have made it often. The bean bundles are excellent with chicken or beef. Sometimes I'll arrange them around a mound of wild rice to make an appetizing side dish. —Virginia Stadler, Nokesville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 8 bacon strips, partially cooked
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 186 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein


  1. Cook the beans until crisp-tender. Wrap about 10 beans in each bacon strip; secure with a toothpick. Place on a foil-covered baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 10-15 minutes or until bacon is done.
  2. In a skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add vinegar, sugar and salt; heat through. Remove bundles to a serving bowl or platter; pour sauce over and serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Green Bean Bundles in Country August/September 1994, p51

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"These are delicious and look so pretty too. My son in law can be a picky eater and he loved them."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"I love this recipe just the way it is!"

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"Beans & bacon were very good."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2014

"Delicious! A great chance of pace for serving in-season green beans."

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

"I made these for lunch today and we loved them. I used turkey bacon instead of bacon and they were still very good."

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