Bacon Wrapped Green Beans—fresh, crisp beans wrapped in flavorful bacon, topped with brown sugar, and baked to delicious perfection!
Green Beans Wrapped in Bacon
A perfect side dish at any meal! Both delicious and elegant, these Bacon Green Bean Bundles are a tasty way to get your veggies, and let's be honest, everything is better with bacon! If you are looking for another vegetable side dish that is amazing, check out my Air Fryer Roasted Carrots! You won't be disappointed!
When it comes to side dishes, I am always trying new things. I like to find different options to serve that our whole family will enjoy. When I discovered these Bacon Wrapped Green Beans, I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of flavor that each one held. The fresh taste of green beans, the irresistible flavors of thick, juicy bacon, and the subtle sweetness of the brown sugar makes for a side dish my whole family loves.
If your house is anything like mine, a recipe like this deserves a celebration. As a mom, there is just something about that moment, while you're sitting at the dinner table, and you realize everyone is eating and no one is complaining. It is pure bliss and one of the best feelings in the world.
I have found that this side dish pairs wonderfully with pork chops, hamburgers, and steak. The possibilities are endless, and I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Check out my recipe below and get cooking!
Ingredients for Green Bean Bacon Bundles
- fresh green beans
- garlic powder
- brown sugar
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
Before we get started, we need to take care of a few things. First off, preheat your oven to 350°F. You can also prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or aluminum foil. If you use aluminum foil, I always suggest greasing it. This baking sheet will be used in one of the last steps. When you are done, you can set it aside for later.
Now it is time to get your green beans ready. Be sure to clean them well and snip both ends off. When done, place your green beans in a medium-sized pan. Cover them with water. Bring the contents to a boil for 3-5 minutes or until they turn bright green. Be sure to not overcook them. This will cause them to get mushy.
While your beans are cooking, you can begin preparing your bacon. Place your bacon strips in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook them just until they begin to brown. This will only take about 5 minutes. They should still be very undercooked and bendable. If you over cook them, they will get crispy and you will be unable to wrap them around your green bean bundles.
When they are done, place them on a paper towel to allow any excess greased to drain off.
It is time to assemble your bundles. Lay your bacon strips flat on a large cutting board.
In a small mixing bowl, combine melted butter, salt, and garlic powder. Brush this mixture onto both sides of your bacon strips. Next, sprinkle brown sugar on the top of each bacon strip. This will end up being on the inside of your bundles. and it will give them just the right amount of sweetness.
Assembling your Green Bean Bundles
Now we are going to add our beans. Divide them into twelve equal groups. Wrap each group tightly with a strip of bacon and secure the ends of the bacon down with toothpicks. Place these bundles on the baking sheet you prepared earlier.
To finish things off, sprinkle just a little bit more brown sugar over top.
Now you are ready to bake! Bake your Bacon Wrapped Green Beans until the bacon is fully cooked and begins to brown. This will take about 20-25 minutes.
When your bundles are done, serve them immediately and enjoy!
I'd love to hear from you! If you find any perfect pairings to enjoy these with, please comment below so others can enjoy it too!
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- 12 slices bacon
- 6 tbsp butter, melted
- 60 fresh green beans
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
- Clean and trim green beans.
- Place beans in a medium-sized pan and boil for 3-5 minutes or until they turn bright green.
- Place bacon strips in a large skillet. Cook them just until they begin to brown (about 5 minutes). They should still be very undercooked and bendable.
- Place them on a paper towel and set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine melted butter, salt, and garlic powder. Set aside.
- Lay bacon strips flat on a cutting board. Brush them with the butter mixture and sprinkle brown sugar on each.
- Divide the beans into 12 equal groups.
- Wrap each bundle tightly with a strip of bacon and secure the ends of the bacon down with toothpicks. Place bundles on the prepared baking sheet.
- Sprinkle more brown sugar over top.
- Bake until the bacon is fully cooked. It will take about 20-25 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving Calories 275Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 27mgSodium 561mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 14gSugar 20gProtein 13g
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