Green Bean Bundles

Green Bean Bundles
Green Bean Bundles
Servings: 12 bundles
  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 slices turkey bacon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
1. Preheat oven to 400º F. 
2. Remove ends and strings from beans. Wash and dry beans thoroughly and season with black pepper.
3. Bundle together 5-8 beans and wrap with a strip of turkey bacon to hold them together.
4. Lay each bundle, seam side down in a large baking dish. In a small saucepan, heat butter, garlic, cinnamon and allspice over low heat, whisking until butter is melted.
5. Brush the mixture over the top of each green bean bundle with a pastry brush.
6. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
7. Remove foil and bake for 15 additional minutes, until bacon is crisp.

Yield: 12 bundles
Nutritional Analysis:  60 calories,  5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber,  1 g sugar, 3 g protein.