We enjoy bacon.
It's true. Not even trying to hide it.
Sue would probably eat it every day for every meal if it were just a touch healthier. We've made a LOT of bacon-y things on our blog. Go ahead... search "bacon" on our site. You'll be a while.
Anyways.... We've never made bacon with green beans or asparagus. Our local grocery store was having a sale on green beans so I thought I'd give it a go.
Turns out this was a brilliant idea.
Ooooooooooooh my goodness. The deliciousness exploded my brain. Not even lying.
You need to try these. NEED TO. Right now.
Bacon Wrapped Garlic Glazed Green Beans
1 lb fresh green beans, ends trimmed
10 - 12 slices of thick cut bacon
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp chili powder
Preheat oven to 400. Lightly spray a 9 X 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
Bundle together about 5 to 8 green beans (depending on how thick the beans are). Wrap a slice of bacon around the bundle of beans and place, seam side down, in the prepared pan. Continue until you have used all the beans/bacon.
Prepare glaze - In a saucepan over medium heat, place the butter, brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper, and chili powder.
Cook and stir until bubbly.
Remove from heat and, using a basting or pastry brush, brush the glaze over each of the green bean bundles.
Cover the pan with tin foil and bake at 400 for 35 minutes. Remove the cover.
Continue to bake, uncovered, for 10 to 15 more minutes - until bacon has crisped up.
So super easy. Am I right?
It takes like 2 seconds to put together and looks all fancy schmancy.
Like we needed another reason to eat more bacon.....
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