Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tori Spelling's Green Bean Bundles



How funny to have a title with Tori Spelling's name in it on my blog.

Remember her? From Beverly Hills 90210, and I think now she has her own reality show, Tori and Dean. Good for her.

This was published in the NY Times and evidently, it is her recipe. Well, good for me, cause it was great.

These are perfect for Easter or Mother's Day, because you can make them ahead of time and put them in the fridge until ready to bake in the oven. They look pretty too, everyone loves little pretty bundles.

Who knew Tori could cook?



Tori Spelling's Green Bean Bundles (adapted from the NY Times):

10 slices bacon
1/2 pound fresh green beans (I used haricot vert)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Cook the bacon in a heavy skillet over medium heat until partly cooked but not crisp, about a minute or two, just to render the fat out. Drain on paper towels.

Heat a saucepan of water to boiling and add the green beans. Boil for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Arrange groups of 4 to 5 beans in the prepared pan. If you are using haricot vert, then use 7 skinny beans per bundle. Wrap each with a slice of bacon.



Arrange the bundles on the foil lined baking sheet, with the bacon seam side down.



Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the sugar, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce, and cook for 1 minute, stirring, until the sugar melts.



Brush mixture over the bean bundles.



Bake about 15 minutes, until the bacon is cooked through.



Thank you Ms. 90210.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tori's got yet another little bundle in her oven - hope it's not green - her 4th child! DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES!

StaceyEsq said...

Think it would work with asparagus?

Stacey Snacks said...

Stace,
Yes, I think it would work fine with asparagus, but I've done the prosciutto wrapped asparagus, and liked the idea of the beans for a change.

I would not steam the asparagus first, otherwise it will be mushy.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I don't care if it's Tori Spelling - a good idea is a good idea and this is a good idea packed with plenty of flavor.

The Japanese Redneck said...

The look really good.

Joanne said...

My brother would love me forever if I made these for easter!

Christine said...

These sort of remind me of rumaki, which I love! Gosh, haven't had or thought of those in ages! Really like the veggie center idea.

Carole said...

I'll admit my guilty pleasure and admit that I know that Dean, her husband, took cooking classes.

Looks like a great idea. Thanks!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I've made these for a side dish for a buffet they're awesome and everybody comments about them, I also tried it with asparagus that I just roasted ahead of time.

Rosemary said...

I wanted to make something new and springy to cart to my SIL's for Easter -- perfect. Thanks to you (and Tori -- and Dean?

Oui, Chef said...

HA...I almost passed on this just because of Tori Spellings name in the title, but I'm glad I didn't , it sounds delicious!

Culinary Cory said...

Tori Spelling can cook? Who knew! The beans look lovely btw.

saphiresunset said...

I made them. Cut back the sugar a bit, and they were awesome. I get my bacon from the Amish market in Flemington. Big hit at Easter. Everyone wanted the recipe.