Savory, Not Sweet Green Bean Bundles
When holidays come around, we all tend to take the little extra step, the extra effort in preparing foods for our loved ones. Taking ordinary ingredients, like green beans, and making it into a dish that is little special, a bit more fancied up.
I've had my share of green bean bundles and it seems the favorite to many is a taste of the brown sugar addition. Now don't get me wrong, I love our sugar cane derived brown sugar. But not with green beans and bacon, or at least, not this time. This recipe is one I tinkered with to bring out the southern flavors of the bacon along with our love of the bay leaf. It's a bit more savory than the brown sugar version, has more taste to it, marries well on the palate, or at least I think. Enjoy!
Southern Green Bean Bundles
Makes 8 bundles
1 pound fresh, whole green beans
- 1 pound fresh, whole green beans
- 8 slices smoked bacon
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic and parsley blend
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp ground bay leaf or thyme