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Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bunches Recipe

Welcome to a southern masterpiece that’s set to elevate your green bean game – our Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bunches. This delightful recipe strikes the perfect balance between sweet and savory, offering a symphony of flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing. The holiday vegetable dishes just got an upgrade.

The Ingredients:

  1. Fresh Green Beans: Start with vibrant, crisp French green beans, ensuring a burst of freshness in every bite.
  2. Bacon Strips: Choose high-quality bacon for that perfect balance of smokiness and richness.
  3. Brown Sugar Glaze: Craft a glaze using brown sugar, offering a sweet and caramelized coating for the bacon.
  4. Oil and Seasonings: Enhance the flavors with reserved bacon grease, salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs or spices.

How To Make Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bunches

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook full bacon strips on the stovetop until slightly cooked (not crispy), about 3-4 minutes. Reserve any drippings.
  3. Trim and wash green beans. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add baking soda. Add green beans and cook 3 minutes until tender-crisp. Remove from boiling water and place in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
  4. Dab beans dry and toss with reserved bacon drippings (about 2 teaspoons) or olive oil if you don’t have drippings, garlic powder, and salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Cut each slice of bacon in half and wrap around about 5-7 green beans, secure with a toothpick, and place on a parchment-lined pan.
  6. Combine brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of water and lightly brush over each bundle.
  7. Roast 20-22 minutes or until bacon is crisp and beans are lightly roasted.

The Perfect Marriage of Flavors:

Imagine the vibrant green of fresh green beans enrobed in the smoky embrace of crispy bacon, all glazed with the decadent richness of brown sugar. Each bite is a journey through layers of taste and texture – a delightful dance that will leave your taste buds craving more.

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Effortless Elegance: Impress your guests with a dish that looks and tastes gourmet without the hassle.
  • Perfect for Entertaining: These bundles are not only delicious but also a visually stunning addition to your table, making them perfect for special occasions.
  • Versatile Appeal: Whether it’s a holiday feast, a backyard barbecue, or a casual dinner, these brown sugar bacon-wrapped green bean bunches are a versatile side dish that suits any occasion.

Why Choose This Recipe Over and Over Again?

Elevate your dining experience with the divine indulgence of Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bunches. This recipe is a celebration of simple ingredients coming together to create something extraordinary. Try it for your next gathering and witness the joy these savory-sweet bundles bring to your table. Unleash the culinary artist in you and savor the blissful bites that await!

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Green Bean Bacon Bunches

This mouthwatering dish combines crisp green beans, savory bacon, and the rich sweetness of maple butter for a delightful vegetable experience.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 6-8 Slices of Bacon, cut in half
  • 1.5 lbs Green Beans
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Kosher Salt & Ground Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cook full bacon strips on the stovetop until slightly cooked (not crispy), about 3-4 minutes. Reserve any drippings.
  • Trim and wash green beans. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add baking soda. Add green beans and cook 3 minutes until tender-crisp. Remove from boiling water and place in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
  • Dab beans dry and toss with reserved bacon drippings (about 2 teaspoons) or olive oil if you don't have drippings, garlic powder, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cut each slice of bacon in half and wrap around about 5-7 green beans, secure with a toothpick, and place on a parchment-lined pan.
  • Combine brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of water and lightly brush over each bundle.
  • Roast 20-22 minutes or until bacon is crisp and beans are lightly roasted.
Keyword bacon, green beans, healthy appetizer, holiday, side dishes, sides, thanksgiving recipe, vegetables

39 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now, and I must say, your recipes never disappoint. Can’t wait to add this one to my collection!

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