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

12 bundles

  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.

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

Green Bean Bundles - Plate it Up! Kentucky Proud

Kentucky Proud Project
County Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences 
University of Kentucky, Dietetics and Human Nutrition Students

July, 2012

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