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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
  • 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


  • 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° until bacon is done, 10-15 minutes.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 bundle: 186 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • oreo95
    Dec 27, 2019

    made this recipe almost exact, subbed clarified butter Excellent recipe as well as fancy looking. Thank you Virginia

  • justmbeth
    Feb 25, 2017

    Scrumptious! I loved the sauce that gave the beans a hint of sweet and sour. I have another green bean bundle recipe I use that is simply olive oil, salt, and pepper but I am glad to be able to add this to the rotation.

  • ebramkamp
    Apr 8, 2015

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

  • jillplatz
    Mar 5, 2015

    I love this recipe just the way it is!

  • mmberger
    Jul 26, 2014

    Beans & bacon were very good.

  • gecota
    Jul 25, 2014

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

  • Homermay69
    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.

  • kscitykittyop
    Jul 18, 2014

    Bacon and green beans sounds wonderful

  • Kiddo45
    Jul 18, 2014

    I have tried this twice. After the reading the comments, I used butter flavor olive oil instead of butter and the used clarified butter which did not gel. both versions were great and had similar taste.

  • Colfunkel
    Oct 4, 2013

    Pretty easy to make. The sauce is absolutely delicious, but congeals after several minutes...hence the 'serve immediately' (i.e. eat while pouring the sauce on them!). This was the only problem I had with the dish.