Monday, September 27, 2010

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans


(PS--there is still time to link-up to this week's Saturday's Party!!)

Honestly folks, I keep finding things to wrap with bacon.  I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. . .but bacon is just so tasty!  This was a cinch to make as well. 

Just wrap and cook.  Make a little sauce to pour over the top, and you're done!  I actually pan-fried the bundles a little bit, because the only bacon I had on hand, was thick-cut, or pre-cooked.  Because the bacon was thick, it needed a little help to cook faster.  Even still, I would stick with regular cut, or even thin cut next time we make these.
I made up the sauce to drizzle over the top, going with a garlic-brown sugar-soy sauce mixture.  It was tasty!

These can easily be served as a side dish, or an appetizer, depending on how many beans you stuff inside the bacon.

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Adapted from:
  • 1 to 1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans
  • 1 pkg thin cut/regular cut bacon
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • about 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • about 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • salt
Wash the beans, discarding all the bad ones.  Cut off the tops and bottoms.  Bring a pot of water to a boil, and blanch the beans.  About 3-5 minutes should suffice, until they're bright green.  Drain, and rinse with cold water.  Take small bundles of beans, and wrap with a slice of bacon.  All this can be done a day ahead of time.  Place all the bundles on a lined pan, and bake for about 15 minutes, until the bacon is crispy.  While the beans are cooking, melt the butter in a sauce pan, then add the garlic, sugar, a dash of salt, and soy sauce.  Pour over the bundles before serving.

Shared at: Eat At Home's Ingredient Spotlight,



  1. You know green bean might be okay this way! Thanks for the idea.

  2. This is how I can get my hubby to eat his green beans! Check this bacon video out tho:

    Please be advised that this movie is hIlArIoUs!!!

  3. That looks delicious. Unfortunately, bacon is not cheap anymore. Due to its popularity, the price has been soaring.

  4. Oooh. They look so pretty. I bet they tasted really good.

  5. What a great idea...I'll have to try this sooN!

  6. That drizzle sounds divine :) What an impressive way to serve green beans.

  7. This is one of our favorite holiday recipes! Thanks for sharing.

  8. I made these for the first time tonight and they are soooo good! My recipe didn't call for soy sauce, but I think that would be a great addition. I agree about using a thin cut of bacon, or maybe cutting the bacon in half? I put mine under the broiler at the end to get the bacon nice and crisp. Visiting from Eat at Home!


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