Green Bean Bundles

Rosemary Fritzjunker

  • 2 lbs. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 8 green onions, with long green stems
  • 1 red pepper cut in ¼ “strips
  • ¼ t. white pepper
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped fine
  • ½ t. crushed thyme

Cook beans in salted water 3 minutes.  Plunge into ice water, drain.  Blanch green onions for 15 seconds.

Remove and pat dry.  Cut onion off stem.  Gather a serving size bundle of green beans.  Tie green onion stem around beans and knot.  Place bundles in butter 8-13” pan.  Slip several red pepper strips under the knot.  Melt butter in small pan.  Sauté” garlic 3 minutes.  Add thyme and white pepper.  Pour over beans.

Cover and refrigerate if made ahead.  Bring to room temp and bake 375 degrees 7-10 minutes until heated through.

This is a great dish to make ahead and really not hard but creative. Try it you’ll like it!

* These are very pretty and great for Christmas dinner.  The grandchildren even love them.

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