Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans – a delicious alternative to your holiday green bean casserole. An irresistible combination of crispy bacon, tender green beans, and a touch of sweetness, these bundles are the perfect side dish to elevate any meal. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, they’re a crowd-pleaser that will have your guests coming back for seconds. Try them today and savor the deliciousness!

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Bacon and Brown Sugar Green Beans

These bacon-wrapped green beans are an absolute flavor explosion! The crispy, savory bacon hugs the vibrant green beans, creating a delightful contrast that’s nothing short of fantastic. The saltiness of the bacon pairs perfectly with the slightly sweet brown sugar glaze, while a hint of garlic adds a lovely kick. With each bite, you get that irresistible crunch from the bacon, followed by the tender, still slightly crisp green beans. These green bean bundles are a surefire crowd-pleaser, making any meal an instant hit. Simple to make and incredibly delicious, they’re the perfect side dish to brighten up your dinner table. So, if you want a dish that’s both easy and delicious, give these green beans a try. You won’t be disappointed!

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How to Make Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

This side dish is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Trim fresh green beans and set aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add green beans and cook. Remove the beans from the pot to a water bath. Drain and pat dry.

Season par-cooked green beans with onion powder and garlic powder. Slice bacon into thirds. Place 5 or 6 green beans on top of a slice of bacon and wrap the bacon around the beans. Place the bundle on a foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining green beans and bacon. Sprinkle the beans with salt and black pepper. Top the bundles with brown sugar. Drizzle with melted butter. Bake in a preheated oven until the bacon is cooked.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Place the bundles under the broiler for crispier bacon.
  • I suggest using regular-cut bacon and NOT thick cut bacon. The thicker strips of bacon will take longer to cook and your beans may be overcooked.
  • Can substitute turkey bacon for lower calories.
  • You can use any fresh green beans that you enjoy. I use regular green beans. Haricots verts or french green beans work great.
  • Feel free to add a dash of soy sauce to the bundles.
  • Add a drizzle of maple syrup for a sweet and savory dish.
  • Can Bacon Wrapped Green Beans be made in advance? Yes. You can assemble the bundles and refrigerate them before baking. Add the brown sugar and melted butter before baking.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
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What to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

These green beans are a staple at all of our holiday meals – Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas dinners. Serve them as a side dish alongside traditional favorites like roast turkey or glazed ham, and watch them steal the spotlight!

Pair the beans with a juicy grilled steak for a classic and hearty combination, or serve them alongside grilled chicken to add a touch of elegance to your meal. The smoky flavors of the bacon and the green beans’ crunch provide a wonderful contrast to the tender, grilled meat. If you’re feeling like a hearty meal, consider serving them with creamy mashed potatoes to balance out the smoky-sweet goodness. And for a pop of color and freshness, a simple garden salad with a tangy vinaigrette would be a great addition. These green bean bundles are so versatile that they can elevate any dish they’re paired with. Add this easy vegetable recipe to your menu. They are sure to become a family favorite!

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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans – a delicious alternative to your holiday green bean casserole. An irresistible combination of crispy bacon, tender green beans, and a touch of sweetness, these bundles are the perfect side dish to elevate any meal. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, they're a crowd-pleaser that will have your guests coming back for seconds. Try them today and savor the deliciousness!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • 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.
  • Sprinkle beans with garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
  • Cut bacon slices into three pieces.
  • 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, black pepper and brown sugar. Melt butter and drizzle over green bean bundles.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until bacon is cooked.

Notes:

  • Place the bundles under the broiler for crispier bacon.
  • I suggest using regular-cut bacon and NOT thick cut bacon. The thicker strips of bacon will take longer to cook and your beans may be overcooked.
  • Can substitute turkey bacon for lower calories.
  • You can use any fresh green beans that you enjoy. I use regular green beans. Haricots verts or french green beans work great.
  • Feel free to add a dash of soy sauce to the bundles.
  • Add a drizzle of maple syrup for a sweet and savory dish.
  • Can Bacon Wrapped Green Beans be made in advance? Yes. You can assemble the bundles and refrigerate them before baking. Add the brown sugar and melted butter before baking.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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  1. This is also a good way to prepare asparagus. I'm not too fond of asparagus, but I'll "pig out" when it's cooked like this!

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