Raise your hand if you are here for the bacon ✋🏼 These delicious Sweet Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are the perfect side for your weekend grill sesh. 😎 Buttery brown sugar is slathered all over these babies and then they’re baked to perfection. 4 Ingredients – – – -> thats it! Not grilling? No problem. These babies are perfect next to some pasta, lasagna… just about anything!
There are several times a year that my husband is all about manning the grill and getting his cook on. When his inspiration hits, I always try to come up hearty sides that can compliment his grill-mastery. This side right here is always a winner. Minimal ingredients – check. Healthy component – check. Quick assembly – check. Delicious – double check. You can’t go wrong with these crunchy green beans and honestly, anything that has bacon has my approval!
Are green beans good for you?
You betcha’! One standard cup of green beans is only 28 calories and contain 2.6 grams of fiber. They are also a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, folate, and vitamin K. Green beans are a rich source of vitamins A, C, and K, and of folic acid and fiber. They contain a good amount of folate, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, magnesium, and potassium. So the short of it: yes, they are a very healthy food option!
Can I eat green beans raw?
A good things to realize, first off, is that green beans are also known as string beans. The good news is that they are indeed safe to eat raw, (fresh or frozen). Be sure to always thoroughly wash the beans before consuming. It may be confusing since some dried beans, like kidney and cannellini beans, are not safe to eat raw and must be cooked before consuming. Luckily, green beans are good to go raw or cooked!
Ingredients for our Sweet Bacon Wrapped Green Beans:
- Green Beans
- Brown Sugar
How to make our Sweet Bacon Wrapped Green Beans:
Preheat the oven the 350 F.
First, trim and wash the green beans. Pat dry to get as much of the water off as possible.
Next, gather and bunch about 8-12 green beans together and wrap a half piece of bacon around them. Continue until all green beans and bacon are used up. I typically get 10-12 bunches.
Once you have made your green bean bunches, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and mix 1 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Using a basting brush, evenly distribute the buttery mixture all over all the green beans and bacon.
Bake for 25 minutes. You can be finished and serve at this point if you choose. I like to turn the broiler on high and set them under it for about a minute. It really toasts up the bacon and gives it a nice crisp.
Serve and enjoy!
I’m sure there are several variations to this recipe that can be added or changed But why mess with perfection? You can’t go wrong with these on a weeknight or while entertaining friends. This recipe is guaranteed to please. My kids love bacon so much they really don’t even realize they are eating something healthy beneath it! Hope you and your family enjoy!
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- 1/2 pound of bacon - (about half a package)
- 1 1/2 pounds of green beans
- 3 Tablespoons of melted butter
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
- Preheat the oven the 350 F.
- First, trim and wash the green beans. Pat dry to get as much of the water off as possible.
- Next, you will want to bunch about 8-12 green beans together and wrap a 1/2 piece of bacon around them.
- Once you have made your green bean bunches, melt the butter and mix in the brown sugar.
- Using a basting brush, evenly distribute the buttery mixture all over all the green beans and bacon.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove and serve or broil on high for no more than 1 minute to get the bacon a little crunchy.