If you were to find yourself at a holiday gathering with my family, there is one thing you could place a sure bet on...there are surely going to be a plethora of Green Bean Bundles present. Our family simply cannot get enough of them. While we save them for holiday celebrations, I have found they are also very easy to take with meals for new moms. These savory little treats are mindless to make and give a beautiful presentation. I do apologize that there are no exact amounts on parts of the recipe, but when looking back through family recipe cards this was the best we could do.
- Canned whole green beans (each can will make 7 to 9 bundles)
- Center-cut bacon (less greasy)
- Natural colored toothpicks, use round if available
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Seasoning Sal (Lawry's for testing purposes)
- If cooking right away, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Drain beans in a colander. This allows the beans to continue to drain as you work.
- Open the bacon package and cut the bacon in half to make short pieces of bacon.
- Take a handful of beans at a time (around 9 or 10) and arrange them so they are all lying in a bundle. Take one of your pieces of halved bacon and wrap it around the bundle of green beans securing the loose end with a toothpick placed through the entire bundle (see above picture).
- Lay bacon wrapped bundle in a 9x13 baking dish. Repeat with remaining green beans and bacon until desired number of bundles has been achieved.
- If you are choosing to make your bundles ahead of time, once bundles are completed, cover baking dish in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Do not add seasonings until ready to cook.
- If you are baking your bundles now, generously douse the bundles with red wine vinegar. There is nothing wrong with a little puddle of red wine vinegar at the bottom of your pan.
- Sprinkle garlic powder liberally over bundles and continue sprinkling liberally with onion powder, seasoning salt and pepper.
- Bake for 1 hour or until top of bacon is browned and crispy.
Original recipe from....Scorched (My Family's Cookbook).
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