Easy delicious Green Bean Bundles Wrapped in Bacon will lend an elegant touch to your holiday dinner table. These divine little packages of tender green beans, wrapped in smoky bacon with a touch of brown sugar, are sure to be a favorite of your family and friends.
I first tasted these scrumptious Green Bean Bundles Wrapped in Bacon when a friend brought them to a dinner party several years ago, and I’ve been making them ever since. They do take a little time to assemble so they are probably not something you want to make for a quick weeknight dinner. They are, however, a perfect side dish for a holiday meal or when you want to impress your guests!
Those of you that know me know that I don’t like most vegetables. I’m not proud of it, and I know I should eat more of them. I also know that wrapping them in bacon and sprinkling brown sugar on them means that they will not be as healthy as eating plain fresh green beans, but it’s better than the alternative. So, if you have someone in your house that is a picky eater when it comes to veggies, try this recipe for Green Bean Bundles Wrapped in Bacon, and I’ll bet they become a believer like me.
How to make Green Been Bundles Wrapped in Bacon
There is a short list of ingredients for Green Bean Bundles Wrapped in Bacon: fresh green beans, thick bacon, butter, kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and light brown sugar.
When you are ready to prepare Green Bean Bundles Wrapped in Bacon, gather your ingredients and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Trim the ends off of the green beans and blanch them. To blanch, place the green beans in a large pan of boiling water and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove the green beans, drain and place them in a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. When they are cool, drain on paper towels and dry off.
In a large frying pan over medium heat, partially cook the bacon for 5-6 minutes until the slices are just beginning to brown but are still pliable. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Cut each slice in half.
In a small pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the salt garlic powder and pepper. Mix well.
To assemble the green bean bundles, take about six beans and wrap them securely in a piece of bacon. Place the bundles’ with the bacon seam side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining beans and bacon.
Sprinkle each bundle with brown sugar and drizzle with the butter mixture.
Roast the beans until the bacon is cooked through and browned, which should take about 20-25 minutes. Serve immediately.