I am going to say something divisive. And it’s not about the election.
I hate those fried onion thingies you put on your nasty green bean casseroles. Don’t @ me. I want you to step outside of your comfort zone and try this recipe.
And if you don’t like this recipe that has bacon, I don’t know about our future together.
Green Bean Bundles
Adapted from www.dinneratthezoo.com. Photo courtesy of same site
- 4 cans French green beans (haricot vert)
- 6 slices bacon cut in half, do not use thick cut bacon
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley optional
- Cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the bacon on a sheet pan and bake for 7 minutes. Remove the bacon from the oven.
- Trim the ends of the green beans. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
- Place the green beans in the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes until just tender. Drain and put the green beans in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
- Pat the green beans dry. In a small bowl mix together the garlic salt, butter, brown sugar and pepper. Pour the butter mixture over the green beans and toss to coat.
- Wrap 8-10 green beans with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place the green bean bundles on a sheet pan coated with cooking spray.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.