Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

These are blooming fantastic. These are the ultimate, surprise appetizer for a party, people will be amazed at these little creative bundles of sweet, smoky bacon, green bean goodness. Guests will rave about them and ask for your recipe. And you will blush and acknowledge the praise and hand over the recipe with a little “oh really, it’s nothing.”

And truly, it is nothing, they are so simple to make. There are some recipes floating out there on the ‘net that use canned green beans. DON’T use them. Don’t make me come over to your kitchen and whack you with a wooden spoon. And for those of you who want me to whack you with a wooden spoon, trust me, you wouldn’t like it.

Make these. Now. For company. For yourself for lunch when the kids aren’t around to watch you eat 700 calories in one bite – estimate, not real caloric value but I am sure I am close.

Ingredients for 5 servings:

40 green beans (or 8 per bundle, however many you want)
5 slices of bacon (one per bundle)
1/4 cup of butter
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/3 tsp garlic powder

Fresh green beans, is there anything better?

Wash them and remove the ends, placing them into a microwave safe container with a little water in the bottom, you want to nuke them for about 4 minutes to soften them just that wee bit.

Melt your butter, and mix in the brown sugar and garlic. I know that the garlic seems a little weird, but trust the Ukrainian girl on this one; the garlic just gives it that extra zing it needs to go from ordinary to extraordinary. I actually typed that without laughing!

Steamed and ready to be wrapped!

Take 8 green beans and wrap one bacon slice around it. Lay the bundles with the ends of the bacon tucked underneath, and make sure the ends are touching another part of the slice, the bacon will sear together and these won’t fall apart, miracle of miracles!

Take that sauce, and drizzle it over the bundles, covering them as much as possible. The sauce amount would probably have done a good 8 bundles, but I only made 5 at this time.

Pop them into a 400 degree oven and cook for about 20 minutes, until the bacon is cooked. Remove, cool them slightly and then be amazed!

3 comments
Nicole
Nicole

I made these last night for a group of 6 adults & my 3 boys - 9,5 & 3, to accompany my Whiskey Grilled Baby Back Ribs, (they are the best grilled ribs ever!!!), anyway....back to your green bundles...big hit! My local grocery store did not have any fresh green beans, so i used asparagus, they were really, really good! When my 9 yr old seen them even he couldn't resist, "mmm I love bacon & anything that is wrapped in bacon", was his comment. I also loved that I could prepare these earlier during the day just pop them in the oven before serving. I also prepared your Twice Baked Double Stuffed Potatoes - also DELISH!! I used Herb & Garlic cream cheese - YUM YUM! Accidentally stumbled across your website & so glad I did! Cheers!

Patti
Patti

I made the beans wrapped in bacon for the bookclub ladies this week. I do not usually try a new recipe on this group as they are all very fine cooks. Everyone loved the dish and asked for the recipe. I will definately make this again...a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables

Karlynn
Karlynn

Hey Nicole, so glad you liked them and what a great substitution asparagus must have been! Yum! I love asparagus..and bacon...great combo! My son as well eats anything wrapped in bacon. Those ribs sound amazing, perhaps you will share the recipe sometime when it's grilling season here in Alberta (um, maybe in three months? Sigh.) Thanks for popping by and thanks for the lovely compliments :)

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