bacon wrapped green beans

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are  simple and delicious. Wrapping bundles of green beans in bacon elevates this humble vegetable to a new level.  All you need to make this delicious dish is some young and tender whole green beans and some bacon.  Wrap the bacon around bundles of partially cooked green beans, throw them into a hot oven, a skillet, or onto the grill, and in a few minutes, you have a delectable accompaniment to your meal.

bacon wrapped green beansWe all know that I like to wrap my food in bacon, so this recipe is a natural progression of my bacon addiction.   For the record, I would like it known that I also like to wrap my food in ham, prosciutto, and on occasion, I have even been known to wrap my food in pounded chicken breasts.

bacon wrapped green beansThis recipe begins with fresh green beans.  These are blanched in boiling salted water for 2 – 3 minutes until they are crisp tender.  Then they are wrapped in bacon and either cooked on the grill, baked in a hot oven, or fried in a skillet until the bacon is fully cooked.     Once the bacon is cooked, the bundles are ready to be served.    These bundles can also be wrapped with prosciutto and heated in a little butter in a skillet.   Either way, this is a delicious way to serve green beans.

I don’t have a photo of the finished product because we ate them before I remembered that I was a food blogger.  To be honest, I didn’t take the other photos for this post either.  Thankfully, Pixabay came to my rescue.

What vegetables do you like to wrap with bacon?  Leave a comment and let me know.

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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
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Recipe type: Vegetable Side Dish
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Serves: 6
 
Wrapping bacon around blanched green beans elevates the lowly green bean to a higher status. It's delicious, too.   The instructions below are for frying the bundles in a skillet, but this works great on a grill, too.  Simply cook the bundles of green beans over indirect heat until the bacon is crispy. If you have trouble keeping the bacon and green beans together, a toothpick can be used to secure it.  Just remove the toothpick before serving.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound green beans, washed and strings removed if necessary
  • 6 - 10 strips of thin sliced bacon
Instructions
  1. Blanch green beans in boiling water for 2 - 4 minutes until crisp tender.
  2. Immerse the beans in cold water to stop the cooking process
  3. Dry the beans with a paper towel or allow to drain completely in a colander.
  4. Cut bacon strips in half.
  5. Divide beans into 12 equal piles. (I usually use about 6 beans per bundle.)
  6. Wrap each pile with ½ or 1 whole strip of bacon depending upon the size of the green bean bundle.
  7. Place bundles into a hot skillet with seam side down and allow to cook for 3 - 5 minutes or until the bacon is cooked on that side.
  8. Turn the bundles, using tongs, ensuring that all sides are cooked.
  9. Place bundles on paper towels or a rack to allow the grease to drain away.
  10. Serve as a side dish with your favorite meal.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.0g
12%
Saturated Fat 2.6g
13%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 21mg
7%
Sodium 443mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates 5.7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g
10%
Sugars 1.1g
Protein 8.4g
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 3%
Iron 6%

2 thoughts on “Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

    1. Isn’t it interesting how gathering up a bunch of green beans and wrapping them with bacon or prosciutto can make them seem fancier than either ingredient can be on its own?

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