If you despise your great aunt’s green bean casserole as much as I do, I’ve got the solution for you. Tell your beloved family members you’ll be in charge of the green beans this year, and show up to dinner with this show stopper. Your friends and family will forget all about that soggy green bean casserole when they lay their eyes on these cute little bundles of green beans wrapped in what else? Bacon! And did I mention how incredibly easy this recipe is? It’s just 2 ingredients, and anyone can do it, even my husband. The only other important step of the recipe is the oven temperature, which is the default for all recipes, unless otherwise noted, 350 degrees. Then bake your green beans until the bacon starts to crisp. This would be a great recipe for anyone of any cooking level to do this Thanksgiving.
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans Recipe
Green Beans, washed and snapped, about 1/4 pound per person
Bacon, sliced in half, 2 – 3 slices per 1/4 pound
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash green beans. Snap off brown ends. Take long bacon pieces and cut in half. Take 6 green beans and bundle together. Place green beans on a bacon slice and just roll up. Place seam side down on a cookie sheet.
Note: This recipe leaves the green beans crunchy, and we all know some family members only like soft vegetables. Just boil the green beans first before wrapping them up in the bacon to get softer green beans. 10 minutes in boiling water should do the trick.