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?
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?
- 1 lb fresh green beans - cleaned and ends trimmed
- 8 bacon slices - cut in half (for 16 total pieces)
- 1 - 2 tbsp butter
- Montreal steak seasoning - to taste
- 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.
- Immediately remove your beans and place them in an ice bath to stop the cooking. Pat them dry.
- Divide your beans into groups of 6 - 8 beans - you want them to be around the same size so they'll cook evenly.
- 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.
- Repeat until all of your beans are in bundles.
- Season your bundles with Montreal steak seasoning.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Place your bundles on a plate to cool - put paper towel down first if you want to soak up some grease.
- Repeat until your bacon wrapped bean bundles are all cooked.
- Serve immediately.
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