Green Beans Wrapped in AWESOME (a recipe)

Ever heard of green bean bundles? We hadn’t either until my dad met his ex-girlfriend. This was *her* recipe. And while she didn’t last (and has now been replaced with a totally awesome new wife), the bundles have remained, renewing my belief that everything happens for a reason, even dad’s ex-girlfriends.

Here’s how you make perfectly healthy veggies completely unhealthy and AWESOME with bacon and brown sugar.

You need a bag of frozen WHOLE green beans, a package of bacon and some brown sugar. That’s it.

I cut the bacon in half. Then lay it on the cookie sheet and place 5 or so green beans in the middle. Like so…

Wrap the bacon around the beans, place seam side down, then top with brown sugar. Go ahead, be generous.

Then bake at 350 for 45ish minutes, depending on how done you like your bacon. We like our bacon pretty well done around here.

Easy peasy and crowd please-y! These are always the FIRST thing to go at our Thanksgiving Dinner. You should try them out at yours!

Disclaimer: I am not a food blogger. I am actually not even much of a cook. This is a recipe I posted after Thanksgiving last year, and I’ve had a couple people email me looking for it again, so I figured I’d re-post it to be helpful… and because I’m too sick to blog about anything original right now (DAY 12 of whatever wretched sickness this is). I was going to re-take the pictures because, truthfully, the ones I posted last year aren’t all that appealing, but again, the sickness. 

  • bonita - ~ * ? * ~

    So have to try this, thanks Jill!

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  • Jennifer @ Also Known As the Wife - Mmm…bacon.

    We’re hosting an open house for Christmas…I think I just found another menu item. Thanks for re-posting!

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  • Melissa - I thought that everyone ate this at family/holiday dinners! It wasn’t until I went to a friend’s family Christmas dinner and said, “Where are the green bean bundles?” that I learned, nope, not everyone knows about the joys of bacon-wrapped green beans. How sad. I’m so glad you’re putting this out there for all to see!ReplyCancel

  • kyfirewife - Okay… not a bean fan myself, but made this way? I just might eat them all.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - We do green bean bundles often. However, we don’t do brown sugar. I marinate them in the fridge for a few hours in Italian dressing. Nom nom nom nom.ReplyCancel

  • Krista - How do you eat these? Do you pop the whole bundle in your mouth? Or do you dismantle the bundle first? Just concerned about an overfull mouth and the possibility of food dribbling down my chin in front of in-laws… They sound awesome though!ReplyCancel

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