Steamed and then baked, these scrumptious green beans take on great flavor, because they are wrapped in bacon and bathed in a savory sauce. This recipe is best when you marinate the bundles overnight.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until partially cooked. Drain, cut each piece in half, and set aside.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the green beans on a rack or special steamer basket over the boiling water. Cover with a lid so that the steam does not escape. Steam for a few minutes until the green beans are done. Set the green beans aside. Reserve about 2 cups of the water and dissolve the bouillon cube in it.

  • Take a bundle of green beans (4 or 5) and wrap them with a piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick if necessary. Place the bundles in a shallow baking dish.

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the reserved stock with the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, butter, brown sugar, and garlic powder. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

  • Pour the sauce over the bundles and bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 20 minutes or until the bacon is done.

Nutrition Facts

89.9 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 3.8g 1% DV; fat 7.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 12.6mg 4% DV; sodium 279.3mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2004
This was super easy and super good. If you feel too lazy to make these into bundles you can just tear up the bacon and toss everything into the casserole to bake. I added a few water chestnuts for the crunchy texture. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
I really didn't think that the flavor of these greenbeans were worth all of the effort. In my opinion they tasted like the were missing something. I served these to my guests on Thanksgiving and they were impressed because of the wrapping but I ended up throwing a can of stewed tomatoes over them in the end to "balance them out". Also I don't think you need to pre cook if your going to marinate overnight. They would have turned out just fine if they were chilled with the marinade and then cooked a bit longer then recommended. Mine turned out a little burnt after following these instructions. Sorry Read More
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  • 5 star values: 92
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2004
This was super easy and super good. If you feel too lazy to make these into bundles you can just tear up the bacon and toss everything into the casserole to bake. I added a few water chestnuts for the crunchy texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2004
These are so yummy and scruptous! My husband loved them! And I really liked the fact that I could marinate them overnight. It helped the next to do just pop them in the oven. This recipe made 10 bundles. Can't wait to make them again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2003
Mmmm mmm. We steamed the beans and partially cooked the bacon first and let them sit in the marinade for 5-6 hours before assembling to bake. The marinade had a mouth watering aroma. Wonderful recipe. Definitely will make again when beans are more in season. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2003
I took these to an agency Christmas party and everybody wanted the recipe. I prefer not to marinate the beans overnight. Steamed the beans and wrapped with the bacon. Next morning poured the sauce over and baked. I did use low sodium soy and worchestershire. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This was going out on a limb for me. I cook the same thing all of the time. I can say I was impressed my husband was impressed and my kids. I will be adding this to my "weekly" rotation. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
I really didn't think that the flavor of these greenbeans were worth all of the effort. In my opinion they tasted like the were missing something. I served these to my guests on Thanksgiving and they were impressed because of the wrapping but I ended up throwing a can of stewed tomatoes over them in the end to "balance them out". Also I don't think you need to pre cook if your going to marinate overnight. They would have turned out just fine if they were chilled with the marinade and then cooked a bit longer then recommended. Mine turned out a little burnt after following these instructions. Sorry Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2003
I went the lazy way and crumbled the bacon and put everything together in a casserole dish and marinated overnight and then baked them the next day for a New Year's Day dinner. Everyone said they were good however they were salty and I would recommend using the low sodium varieties of the sauces. I think that you could even cut the marinade in half because it makes a lot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
Excellent recipe! The only thing I would have done differently is marinate the string beans in the sauce for a stronger flavour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2004
I saw a similar recipe in InStyle magazine. Tori Spelling makes these for her freinds They are good. I have made them before for special occasions such as Easter. Read More
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