My neighbor made bacon-wrapped green bean bundles for a block party recently and was nice enough to make some with some Lightlife "Bacon" especially for me. I just new I had to try them with the new Black Forest Bacon Strips recipe, too. Our kids love green beans, and bacony flavor. These are bound to be a hit.
Bacon-wrapped Green Bean Bundles
- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 12 slices Black Forest Bacon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon pineapple juice (you could sub in lemon-lime or gingerale soda)
Preheat oven to 375. Take 7 green beans, gather together and wrap bacon around the green bean bundle. Put the loose bacon ends under the green beans bundle. Repeat until all green beans are used. Tip: If you're bringing these to a potluck or party, secure the bundles with a toothpick for easy pick-up and eating.
Heat the olive oil, maple syrup, brown sugar and garlic powder together in the microwave. Put green bean bundles on pan. Spoon the glaze over the green bean bundles.
Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover pan and continue baking for 5 minutes. Remove bundles from the pan drippings and place the bundles on a serving platter.
Oh wow. These were awesome. The kids were so funny about eating theirs. They both ate a bit of everything, but ended up trading pieces so our toddler ate most of the green beans and the baby ate most of the "bacon." Hilarious.
What's your favorite dish to take to a party?
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