Green Bean Bundles with Bacon and Brown Sugar Recipe
Here is another easy Thanksgiving side dish idea. These Green Bean Bundles are so simple, yet SO delicious! I mean, how could they not be good? They are wrapped in bacon and topped with brown sugar. YUM!
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 ½ lb green beans
- ½ lb bacon strips, cut into thirds (regular cut bacon)
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ 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.
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!
Those would make any plate of food look special. I love green beans and bacon together.