Green Bean Bundles


Green Bean Bundles ready for baking.

These delicious green bean bundles are a family tradition and you’ll find them on our table at year-round, celebrations. My mother-in-law shared this fabulous recipe with me.  Every time it’s served we think of her and what an amazing cook she was among so many other great attributes.   My son, Finn, loves these so much he wrote about them in school.  I consider that an amazing endorsement.  SONY DSC


The best thing about this side dish is that it can be prepared the day before an engagement except for the last 25 minutes in the oven and it compliments so many types of meals.  I’ve paired this with brisket during summer meals and of course it’s a regular at Thanksgiving and Christmas with turkey or ham balls. 


Four to Five cups of fresh green beans (or 3 to 4 cans of whole vertical green beans)
sliced raw bacon (I use a fairly thick bacon like Wright’s)


2 cups of brown sugar
1 stick of melted butter
Dash of soy sauce
1 tbsp. of minced garlic
1/4 cup milk


In a stock pot, boil the fresh green beans for approximately 30-40 minutes or until tender.  I like to sprinkle a bit of seasoned salt in the pot. While the beans are boiling, slightly cook 8 to 10 slices of bacon.   The bacon must remain pliable so just a few turns in the skillet to allow a little excess fat to cook-off and shrink it just a bit. Remove from heat and place aside until beans are ready.

Drain the beans and let them cool a couple of minutes.  Cut each bacon slice in half and wrap it around 6 to 8 beans, use a toothpick to hold the bundle.  Place the bundles in a 13×9 inch dish.

For the Sauce, place a stick of butter in a small sauce pan and melt it.  Add the brown sugar and mix well.  Remove from heat and add all the other ingredients.  Stir well and pour over the green bean bundles.

At this point it’s best to cover the dish and refrigerate over night, for a lunch or dinner the next day, but you can also bake immediately.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 3o minutes.

Apple Cobbler Crisp
Serves 12
An easy version of the classic apple cobbler, perfected with a delectable sweet and crispy oat top.
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
1 hr
526 calories
95 g
35 g
15 g
7 g
9 g
218 g
218 g
60 g
1 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526
Calories from Fat 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 218mg
Total Carbohydrates 95g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 60g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. Ingredients for Cobbler Batter.
  2. 1 stick (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter in a 9 x 13 dish
  3. 2 cups granulated sugar
  4. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  5. 3 tsp. baking powder
  6. 1 tsp. salt
  7. 1 1/2 cups milk
  8. Step 2: Make the filling
  9. 5 apples, peeled and sliced (I like to use Granny Smith)
  10. 1/2 cup sugar
  11. 1 tbs. cinnamon
  12. Step 3: Make the topping
Mix in a bowl
  1. 1 1/2 cups of oats
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/4 cup flour
  4. Cut in 5 tbs. of cold unsalted butter using a pastry blender
  5. Sprinkle topping over the Apples.
  1. Step 1: Make batter
  2. Melt the butter in a 9x13 dish. In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients, mix well then add the milk and mix well. Pour over the butter.
  3. Step 2: Make the filling
  4. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the peeled and sliced apples. Coat well and pour the filling over the batter.
  5. Step 3: Make the topping
  6. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter. The butter should form small flakey pieces. Sprinkle topping over the filling.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
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