Thursday, December 17, 2015

Recipe of the Week: Green Bean Bacon Bundles

Are you a last minute meal planner?  Are you hosting a holiday dinner party?  Are you tired of your Christmas Day side dishes?

I've got a quick and easy recipe this week for YOU!!!


Green Bean Bundles with Bacon and Brown Sugar


8 bacon slices
3/4 stick butter, melted
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and blanched
1/4 cup light brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350F

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until the slices are just beginning to brown along the edges but are still underdone and pliable, about 4-6 minutes.  Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and let them cool, then cut each slice in half crosswise.

In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Divide the green beans into 16 equal portions, about 6 green beans each.  Gather each portion into a neat bunch and wrap a half slice of bacon around the center to hold the beans together.  Place the bundles on the baking sheet. 

Sprinkle each bundle with brown sugar and drizzle or baste on the butter mixture.

Roast until the bacon is cooked through and browned about 23 minutes.  Let stand for 3-5 minutes. Transfer the beans to a warmed platter and immediately serve.

Recipe Courtesy - William-Sonoma Kitchen
Image from Google Images