Green Bean Bacon Bundles. Beans mixed in a garlic tomato sauce, then wrapped in bacon and roasted until Fragrant – Hard to say no.
Can you think of one savory recipe that doesn’t taste better with bacon? I am squinting my eyes while racking my brain to come up with a recipe and still can’t think of any.
During the holidays, I stumbled upon this green bean bacon bundles several times – made with sugar and mustard but I wasn’t feeling it… but love the idea of wrapping green beans with bacon.
I bet you any discerning green beans hater would love this right?
Well let me tell you this, I decided to put this theory to the test with my son- he loves bacon, broccoli, carrots and tons of other vegetables but dislikes (no loathes is the correct word to use here) green beans.
Feeling optimistic about it – I handed him a plate to try out and guess what? He ate all the bacon and only a SINGLE green bean – looked and me and said, “am full”- with a silly grind on his face, like he knew I was trying to trick him.
So much for that theory, huh. But don’t be discouraged, forget about him! I am going to tell you that these green bean bacon bundles are simple delicious- the bacon adds a smoky and depth of flavor to the beans
You will fall for it and just maybe, turn a hater into a lover. So go ahead try it what do you have to lose? Green beans are in season right now and sure is elegant, especially to impress at dinner parties.
They make a great side dish!
Green Bean Bacon Bundles
- 1- pound green beans trimmed
- 6- 8 thick bacon
- 1- medium tomato
- 2- tablespoon canola oil
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- 1- teaspoon garlic
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce.
- ½ teaspoon Cajun spice /salt adjust to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Start by blanching the green beans in boiling water for about 2-3 minutes, dip in ice-cold to cool off – remove and drain on paper towels.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange the bacon on a baking sheet: Line a baking sheet with foil (this makes for easy clean up). Bake for about 8- 10 minutes or until bacon is just starting to brown on the edges while remaining undercooked and soft. Remove bacon and place on plate lined with paper towels and, let it cool. Slice each bacon in half
- While bacon is cooking, place a small sauce- pan on the stove on medium heat. Add oil, onions – stir for a minute. Then add garlic, tomatoes, and Worchester sauce. Let it simmer, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes then add about ½ or more cup of water/stock and Cajun salt if necessary. Adjust seasonings and water must have a little bit of sauce to put on the green beans. Set aside
- Add about 1 tablespoon or more of sauce to the green beans –toss well.
- Assemble bundles; place 6-8 green beans in a pile.
- Take a half slice of bacon and wrap it around the middle of the green bean bundle, tucking the ends underneath or use a tooth pick Lay the bundle on a baking sheet with the bacon seam-side down. Repeat with all green beans
- Bake or roast for about 12-18 minutes until bacon is crisp . Remove from heat pour the remaining mixture over it . Let it cool slightly and serve.