Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
- 3/4 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
- 4 bacon strips
- 3 tbsp. butter, melted
- 1/4 c. packed brown sugar (reserve 1 tbsp.)
- 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
- 1/8 tsp. soy sauce
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
In a large pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until the slices are just beginning to brown along the edges but are still very underdone and pliable, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool, then cut each slice in half crosswise.
In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, garlic salt, soy sauce, and 1 tbsp. brown sugar. Stir vigorously until sugar is totally dissolved.
Divide the green beans into 8 equal portions, about 6 beans each. Gather each portion into a neat bunch and wrap a half slice of bacon around the center to hold the beans together. It may be easier to use a toothpick to hold the bundle together, and they are easily removable when done cooking. Place the bundles on a prepared baking sheet with the secured ends of the bacon underneath.
Sprinkle most of the brown sugar evenly over the bundles. Then drizzle the butter mixture over the bundles.
Roast until the bacon is cooked through and browned, 20 to 25 minutes. It may still feel pliable but will stiffen slightly once out of the oven. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the green bean bundles to a warmed platter and serve immediately.
Parchment paper and toothpicks highly recommended.
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