Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

If you are looking for a side dish to add to your Holiday meal this year...look no further!  My non-green bean eating family members were even going back from seconds (and thirds) of this dish at Thanksgiving.  I had these green beans at a church training meeting a few weeks ago and knew I needed this recipe to add to our Thanksgiving feast.   
Let's be could anything wrapped in bacon be bad? And I love how they look so nice and fancy when they're plated. The bacon adds such a nice smokiness and saltiness to the green beans which are perfectly complimented by a subtle sweetness from the brown sugar and butter glaze.   It really is the most delicious combination!  They will definitely be added as a staple now for our Thanksgiving meal.  My cute friend who shared this recipe has a title for decadent recipes on Pinterest labeled "Recipes for Thunder Thighs".  Well, this recipe for sure fits under that topic.  But on the holidays...don't count calories and try these!  You must!

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans from Valarie Andrus

1/2 Costco bag of fresh green beans (frozen) or 3 cans whole green beans .Boil with salted water until barely soft (unless using cans)
1 lb bacon cut in half
**Wrap 7-8 green beans with bacon.  Secure with toothpick and place in baking dish.  Drizzle topping over beans and sprinkle with garlic salt
Topping: Dissolve 1 C brown sugar in 1/2 C melted butter.  Pour over green beans. 
Cover with foil.  Bake 45 min at 350.  Remove foil and return to oven and broil 15 minutes more to brown bacon until crisp.

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