Brown Sugar and Bacon Green Bean Bundles

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Since I posted my Thanksgiving Menu, I’ve had a lot of requests for this recipe.  It is so easy but looks impressive.  A good alternative to the “green bean casserole.”  A favorite of kids and adults alike.

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Brown Sugar and Bacon Green Bean Bundles
 
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1½ lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and blanched
  • 8 bacon slices, cut in half
  • 1 stick salted butter, melted
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a large nonstick fry pan over medium heat, cook the bacon in batches until the slices are just beginning to brown along the edges but are still very underdone and pliable, 4 to 6 minutes. (Sometimes I skip this step for time. The bacon will bake with the beans.)
  3. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool, then cut each slice in half crosswise.
  4. Divide the green beans into equal portions, about 6 beans each.
  5. Gather each bundle into a neat bunch and wrap a half slice of bacon around the center.
  6. Place the bundles on the baking lined with parchment paper or a lightly greased baking dish with the loose ends of the bacon underneath.
  7. Melt the butter with the garlic and mix with the brown sugar.
  8. Drizzle the butter brown sugar mixture over each bundle
  9. Roast until the bacon is cooked through and browned, 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately.
  11. Serves 8 to 10.

 

ps – If you’ve not blanched green beans before, just bring a pot of water to a boil, place the beans in for about 5 minutes (until they turn bright green).  Remove from heat and drain the beans.  Voila!  (Let cool slightly before making the bundles so you don’t burn your fingers!)

image via Pinterest/Williams Sonoma

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