These can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated until you are ready to bake them. I blanched the green beans, rolled them up in the bacon and refrigerated them overnight. Once I was ready to bake them, I seasoned them and drizzled them with the melted butter. They were ready in about 20 minutes. Chicken Legs absolutely loved these! We will be making these again and again - not just for Thanksgiving. They are crazy good!
Green Bean Bundles with Bacon and Brown Sugar
- 1 1/2 lb green beans
- 1/2 lb bacon strips, cut into thirds (regular cut bacon)
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 6 Tbsp butter
Trim green beans. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook green beans for 3 minutes. While beans are cooking, place ice and water in a large bowl. Remove green beans from boiling water with tongs and place in ice water. Cool slightly and drain. Dry beans with a paper towel.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
Place 5-6 green beans on top of bacon strip and tightly roll up. Place on a foil lined baking sheet, and repeat with remaining green beans and bacon. (*At this point, you can cover and refrigerate the green beans until you are ready to cook.*)
Sprinkle green beans with salt, garlic powder and brown sugar. Melt butter and drizzle over green bean bundles.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until bacon is cooked.