Bacon String Beans
I first made this recipe as an appetizer over the holidays, and everyone loved this new spin on a classic vegetable. I wrap 4-5 cooked string beans in bacon and secure with a toothpick. I then top with a brown sugar and soy sauce glaze. The combination is fantastic.
Recently, I started to make this recipe as a side dish (it is easier and less messy). Just lay your cooked string beans out on a baking sheet, top with bacon and brown sugar glaze (as in the picture above), and bake.
Bacon string beans pairs well with grilled chicken or burgers, macaroni and cheese, and any kind of potatoes!
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Ingredients / Directions: Printable PDF
- 1 pound of Green Beans
- 5 strips of Bacon
- 3 Tablespoons Butter, melted
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon soy sauce
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On the stove, boil a large pot of water. Add beans and cook until they turn bright green (approx 15 min). Once they are finished, drain in a colander and set aside. Add salt, pepper, and Cavender's to your beans.
- Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until bacon is 2/3 done (approx 4 min on each side).
- Cut the bacon in half. Wrap around 4-5 string beans and secure with toothpicks. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil (for easy clean up).
- In a small sauté pan over medium heat, mix butter, brown sugar, garlic powder, and soy sauce until bubbly. Spread over wrapped string beans. Bake for 10 minutes.
- To make as a side dish, lay the string beans out on the cookie sheet lined with foil. Crumble the bacon and add on top of the string beans. Drizzle the mixture over the bacon. Bake as directed above.