Monday, October 29, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Bacon wrapped green beans

Review by Lyndee:
The second side of our Friday night dinner with friends was bacon wrapped green beans.  Just the simple mention of bacon and I pretty much start drooling so I was super excited to try these. 

1 pound fresh green beans
10-12 slices of bacon 
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon of garlic powder
¼  teaspoon salt
¼  teaspoon pepper

I found a few recipes for these that said you could also use soy sauce but I opted not to. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray.

Wash and thoroughly dry green beans, then season with salt and pepper. Bundle together about 8-10 green beans, depending on how many beans you have. Wrap a slice of bacon around the center of the beans to hold it together. Lay the bundle bacon seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining beans.

Heat a small saucepan over low heat. Add butter, brown sugar and garlic and whisk until melted and combined.  Brush the mixture over top of each green bean bundle. Cover the bundles with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 10-15 minutes more or until bacon gets crispy.  If your bacon isn’t crispifying, you can turn on the broiler for a minute or two.

These were delicious and a big hit! Everyone devoured the beans.  I like to credit this to my upcoming culinary expertise but again, how can you go wrong with bacon? I think these will definitely be going on the upcoming holiday menu.