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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans Recipe

When I was a kid, my mom was a single parent who didn’t have a ton of money and with two young kids, she wasn’t entirely adventurous with dinner (especially not after a peanut butter pork chop recipe failed miserably with me and my brother). For veggies with dinner, canned corn was the norm and something we’d eat willingly. But green beans. Man, oh man, how I despised them. It wouldn’t have mattered what green beans recipe my mom used, I wasn’t gonna eat them.

Once I was in my twenties, I was much more open to exploring veggies and now, I never eat corn but love green beans. Canned green beans are pretty…soft. So basically all I do with them is boil them. But if I have fresh or frozen beans on hand, I love to saute them on the stove in an olive oil and butter mix with Montreal steak seasoning on them. My nephew’s mom turned me on to that green beans recipe and they are so delicious!

What I’ve done with this recipe was take that simple saute and made it a little fancier, or grown up. It’s definitely not a way I’d cook my beans every time I made them, but they’re great to make when guests are over for dinner. This would also be perfect for holiday meals, such as Thanksgiving! And who doesn’t love bacon?

bacon wrapped green beans

Do you have a vegetable that you didn’t like as a kid but now love? What’s your favorite way to cook green beans?

bacon wrapped green beans

bacon wrapped green beans

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
After making these delicious pan-fried bacon wrapped green beans, you'll never think of boiling beans ever again!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb fresh green beans - cleaned and ends trimmed
  2. 8 bacon slices - cut in half (for 16 total pieces)
  3. 1 - 2 tbsp butter
  4. Montreal steak seasoning - to taste
Instructions
  1. In a pot of boiling water, blanch your green beans for 3 - 4 minutes. They should be a bit pliable but still have some crunch to them.
  2. Immediately remove your beans and place them in an ice bath to stop the cooking. Pat them dry.
  3. Divide your beans into groups of 6 - 8 beans - you want them to be around the same size so they'll cook evenly.
  4. Wrap one of the half pieces of bacon around a group of beans - this is your bundle. Make sure the bacon overlaps itself a little, that way it'll cook together and secure itself around the beans.
  5. Repeat until all of your beans are in bundles.
  6. Season your bundles with Montreal steak seasoning.
  7. Heat 1/2 tbsp of butter in a frying pan - while it's melting add some of your bean bundles. Be sure to not overcrowd the pan.
  8. At this point, you're warming up the beans and mainly cooking the bacon. Turn your bundles every 4 minutes until the bacon is fully cooked.
  9. Depending on how fatty your bacon is, you may need to drain your pain in between cooking and adding another 1/2 tbsp of butter to your pan.
  10. Place your bundles on a plate to cool - put paper towel down first if you want to soak up some grease.
  11. Repeat until your bacon wrapped bean bundles are all cooked.
  12. Serve immediately.
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11 Comments

  1. Valerie

    September 1, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    What a yummy idea! It has never ever crossed my mind to bacon wrap green beans.

  2. Michelle

    September 1, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Brilliant!
    I often make bacon wrapped asparagus but my next bacon wrap will be green beans for sure!
    Thanks!
    Michelle
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  3. katrina gehman

    September 2, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    oh man that looks really good. i’m showing my husband so he can make it for us.

  4. Kristen

    September 2, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I need to make these for my preschoolers. Maybe they will actually eat some veggies. Ha!

  5. Marilyn Lesniak

    September 3, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today!

  6. Kathleen

    September 4, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Green bean parcels wrapped in bacon, they look delicious as does that whole plate of dinner. A wonderful idea.

    Kathleen
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  7. Janet Vinyard

    September 5, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Elle, Great idea! My Mom used to always put a slice of bacon in a pot of fresh green beans to flavor them. The bacon bean bundles are very attractive! Blessings, Janet

  8. Marie

    September 7, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Omgoodness! This is such a genius idea! I usually add bacon to my green beans but I’ve never thought of wrapping little packs like this. Yum!!

  9. Tana Mason

    September 7, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Yummy and what a great idea! Come over to our party if you would like and share this! https://www.floydfamilyhomestead.com/2016/09/07/the-homesteader-hop19/

  10. Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids

    September 25, 2016 at 12:23 am

    I need to do this! Everyone always thinks of bacon wrapped asparagus but never green beans! Thanks for sharing on the Country Fair Blog Party!

  11. Haralee

    November 7, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I need to bring greens for Thanksgiving and this will be great for the crowd. I think I will make ahead and just pop it into the oven before dinner to crisp and warm. Luckily my hostess has 2 ovens!
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