Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs
Perfect for the holidays
- 1 lb fresh green beans
- 1 large red bell pepper, cut into strips
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 lb bacon
- Blanch the green beans in boiling water for about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Run under cold water to stop the cooking or plunge into a bowl of ice water. Drain completely and pat dry with a paper towel and put in a casserole dish. Add red bell pepper strips.
- Mix together the oil, mustard, garlic, salt and black pepper and pour over green beans and red bell peppers.
- Marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Make a bundle of 8 or 9 beans and 2 or 3 strips of red bell pepper and wrap with half a bacon slice around each bundle. Secure with a tothpick and arrange in a single layer in the same casserole dish used for marinating.
- Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until the bacon is cooked.
Divinely gourmet! These were wonderful! I chose this b/c it was different from the other bundle recipes here. I had never heard of them before and was looking for a new recipe to try for Canadian Thanksgiving.
These sure were a hit! They are a bit fiddly to make, but so worth it! I used a full piece of bacon and tied it to secure the green beans and red peppers. No toothpicks needed although, I did have to secure a few with toothpicks where the bacon wouldn't cooperate, but that was rare. I doubled the marinade recipe and was worried they would be too greasy, but they roasted perfectly in the oven. I also added quite a bit of garlic from the jar. We like garlic.
Will make these again again. They are really tasty and give a beautiful presentation. They go well with Turkey and I plan to make them at Christmas with Prime rib. Thanks for a very tasty and unique recipe. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars!
The first photo is before cooking, the 2nd is after.
This is a perfect choice for a dinner party menu. I blanched and marinated the beans in the morning and put the bundles together shortly before the guests arrived. Cooking time was correct. I served these with prime rib and mini roasted potatoes. The presentation was lovely. I will definitely add this recipe to my dinner party repertoire. Thanks Sherri.
These were soo good!! My mom made them for Thanksgiving dinner. I wish I would have taken a picture, very pretty! Will definately be making these in the future, thank-you!