Green Bean Bundles

Green Bean Bundles have been one of the staple side dishes on my sister’s holiday table for a number of years.  As a child, my mother fixed green beans by cooking them for a long time with ham, bacon or new potatoes.  While I happen to really love them that way, this recipe gives a whole different taste to this delicious vegetable.  The soy sauce & brown sugar really changes up the flavor.

It is my preference to use frozen green beans rather than canned.  I have not had fresh green beans in this recipe, because we always seem to be having it when fresh beans are out of season.  I’m sure they would be just as delicious, if not more so!

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  • 24 ounces green beans, (can be fresh, canned or froze-I used frozen)
  • 1/2-1 pound bacon, cut into halves
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


Wrap bundles of green beans with 1/2 piece of uncooked bacon and place in dish.

Combine all ingredients for sauce.

Pour over green bean bundles.

Preheat oven to 350 °F.

Bake 1 hour.


    • Kim says:

      Just as many as you want. You can put the bacon around a couple of times or more than that with less beans. Sorry I can’t be more precise.

  1. Paula says:

    You can also make these un-bundled. I do it all the time. Much simpler. Put green bean in pan. Chop bacon into smaller chunks, I used the pre-cooked kind, and then pour the sauce over all to cook. Lots less time consuming. Tastes the same. Just not made for “presentation.”

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