Green Bean Bundles With Bacon Vinaigrette Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 45 MINUTES

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  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 large carrots, peeled into thin ribbons
  • 1 lb bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.


In a large Dutch oven, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the green beans and boil until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, drain, and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking.


Wrap 5 or 6 green beans with 1 carrot ribbon. Place seam side down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the process with the remaining green beans and carrot ribbons.


In a large skillet, cook the bacon pieces over medium heat until crispy. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; set aside. Reserve 3 tablespoons bacon drippings in a skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the brown sugar and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and cook for 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the olive oil. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the hot mixture evenly over the green bean bundles. Bake until green beans are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon before serving.

Green Bean Bundles with Bacon Vinaigrette


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1 Review

Cindy 9/9/2015
This looks great

This looks great! Going to try it ASAP

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