In the South we have a reputation for taking vegetables and cooking them in a way so that all the vitamins and nutrients are counteracted by the bacon grease and salt that we add to them.
In keeping with this good, old Southern tradition….
here is what you need to make Green Bean Bundles Unbundled:
2 cans green beans3 Tbsp. butter melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
4-6 strips of bacon but in half
salt and pepper to taste
The reason these are the unbundled version is because you can make this dish all pretty by using whole green beans and wrapping about 6-7 of the green beans in a strip of bacon. Then follow the rest of the recipe as follows. But to be honest, wrapping those green beans takes some time, so when I’m in a hurry and want the flavor of the dish without the time constraint, I make them “unbundled”. This version feeds our family of five. If you are serving a crowd, double the recipe and use a 9x13 inch baking dish.
First, drain the green beans and put green beans in a baking dish.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Mix melted butter, brown sugar, and minced garlic.
Pour over green beans.
Place strips of bacon over green beans.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes.
Enjoy the best of Southern style green beans, bacon and brown sugar required!
I don’t cook full on Southern food very often, but when I do, it’s soooo good.