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Green Bean Bundles

 Green Bean Bundles
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
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 186 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 286 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.