Yes, yes. I know that I have been wrapping things in bacon a bit lately, but who can blame me? If you liked the bacon wrapped sweet potato fries from a few days ago, you are going to totally love these.
This recipe is a bit fiddly because you do have to snap the ends off the beans and then blanch them, but trust me when I say that all the work is worth it.
I got the original recipe from http://www.ourbestbites.com/2009/08/bacon-wrapped-green-bean-bundles/
I modified it a bit – with all the goodness of bacon, butter and garlic, who needs any added sugar?
– 1 lb green beans with the ends snapped off
– 8 slices lean, regularly sliced bacon (don’t get the thick stuff for this recipe)
– 3 Tablespoons butter – if you don’t use dairy, I think olive oil would be wonderful instead
– 1 Tablespoon minced red onion
– 1 Clove minced garlic (I added a pinch of granulated garlic too)
– ¼ teaspoon salt
– Blanch the beans by boiling them in salted water until they turn bright green – about 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately rinse them with cold water until they cool off.
– Put the beans in 8 piles on your baking sheet. Firmly wrap one piece of bacon around each pile.
– Bake at 450 degrees until the bacon is done – about 15 to 20 minutes.
– While the beans are in the oven, melt your butter in a saucepan. Add the red onion and garlic, sauté until the onion softens and becomes translucent. Add your salt (and any additional garlic powder you want).
– After the bacon wrapped bundles have cooked, plate them up and drizzle your garlic butter sauce over them.