French bales or as my family calls them “Green Bean Bundles” is a recipe my Aunt Kimberly (Who I might add is AMAZING at new “creative” dishes) made and is now one of my favorite party foods. I don’t eat string beans, Ever, but this recipe will make you like them. Its a tangy, sweet, sharp, comforting taste that makes you want to eat more. And its really quick & easy to make, which is always good when preparing for a party or get togethers.
Heres the recipe:
2 cans whole green beans, drained
1lb Bacon, cut into 1/3 pieces
1 bottle (36oz) Italian dressing
Light brown sugar
Sort and spread out the green beans, any small pieces arent useful. Wrap a piece of bacon around 4-7 beans depending on how big you want your bundles.
Place bundles in a normal rectangle cake pan or casserole dish, once added, pour the Italian dressing on top until the bundles are midway covered, you will have some left over(green beans & bacon too), enough to do 2 batches, cover the pan, place in refrigerator, and let them soak overnight (or if pushed for time atleast an hour)
Preheat your oven to 350. Just before placing into oven, sprinkle the tops with brown sugar. cooked 15-20 mins or until bacon is done and brown sugar is melted. When I have a party I serve mine right from the dish.
Tip: Italian dressing is a little tangy (or sour) for some people, to bring the sharpness down a little add sugar (to taste) into the dressing before pouring.