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Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

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Our mantra is, “bacon makes everything better” , and this bacon-wrapped green bean recipe is no exception! This is our go-to recipe for an easy appetizer that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser (Super Bowl, anyone?). The best part - the bundle of green beans makes this indulgence seem semi-nutritious!

First, grill up some bacon on the stovetop until only slightly cooked, and reserve any drippings. Wash and trim fresh green beans, and blanch them. Add a pinch of baking soda to the boiling water to keep the beans a bright green color rather than a drab boiled green that cooking can produce. After all, presentation is everything!

Chop some fresh garlic, and toss with the green beans in a large bowl, along with the reserve bacon drippings.

Next, wrap a small handful of green beans in the cooked bacon halves, and secure the bundle with a toothpick. Then, brush with a simple brown sugar glaze, which adds a hint of sweetness and helps the bacon green bean bundles caramelize while cooking.

Roast until bacon is crisp and beans are lightly roasted. For a touch of elegance, serve on a tray at your next party.


bacon wrapped green bean bundles recipe instructions

Yield: 20 servings

Total Time: 35 minutes

Introducing, your go-to recipe for a simple and tasty party appetizer


  • 2 lbs green beans
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook bacon on the stovetop until slightly cooked (You don’t want it crispy). Reserve any drippings.
  3. Trim and wash green beans. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add baking soda. Add green beans and cook 3 minutes until tender crisp. Remove from boiling water and place in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
  4. Dry excess water from beans and toss with reserved bacon drippings (about 2 teaspoons), garlic, and salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Cut each slice of bacon in half and wrap around about 5-7 green beans, secure with a toothpick and place on a baking tray.
  6. Combine brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of water and lightly brush over each bundle.
  7. Roast (one baking tray at a time) approximately 20 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and beans are lightly roasted.

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