Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

03cBAconBeansbfLOI came across this recipe on the interwebs, and recalled how one friend said that her family only eats their asparagus wrapped in bacon, so thought, why not?


I may have made a few unfortunate choices. The beans weren’t bad, per se, they really weren’t much of anything, tho’, as one of our dinner guests did point out, at least the bacon got her to eat some green beans, which she may ignored, otherwise.

01aDuckBaconbfLOSo. Score for getting folk to eat their veggies!

I believe my problems stem from the bacon I chose – duck – which I normally love, but this dish really needed the smokier bite of regular bacon; and my seasonings. I had some cheese and garlic butter left over from making garlic bread, and really should have punched up the garlic and the pepper to season the beans properly.

01aGrBeansbfLOStill and all, I will make them again, mebbe this coming weekend, and with proper bacon and adjusted seasonings; so, with all that said, here’s how to do it:

Note: I used thawed frozen green beans, which saved me a step. If you start out with fresh green beans, blanch them in boiling water for three minutes, then transfer to a bowl of ice water to keep them from cooking any more before proceeding.

•1 lb green beans, thawed, if frozen
•1 pkg. bacon
•1/2 cup butter, melted
•1/4 cup brown sugar
•1 tsp garlic powder
•1/2 tsp salt
•1/2 tsp black pepper
•1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper

Note: the seasonings listed are what I plan 03aBaconBeansbfLOto use, next time.

Cut the bacon in half, then gather six or so green beans together and roll them up in the bacon slice.

Secure with a toothpick and repeat with the remaining beans and bacon slices. I did this ahead of time and stashed the bean bundles in a container in the fridge until I was ready to bake them.

03bBaconBeansBakedbfLOWhen ready to bake, heat your oven to 350º and line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper, and arrange the bean bundles in a single layer.

Whisk the brown sugar and seasonings into the melted butter and brush over the bean bundles in the pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, then remove from the oven and transfer to a serving bowl.


Not quite there yet, but still good.

Mebbe a dash of hot sauce…

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