One word. YUM! This recipe is so simple and one of my favorites I stole from my mom. I call these "guest green beans", she would always make them when we would have gusts over. They are so simple to make but really put some extra oomph into your veggies!
Your normal recipe for the sugar mixture will call for:
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- Dash of garlic salt
Since I am cooking for two, I cut the recipe in half!
What you'll need for 1/2 the recipe:
- 4 pieces of thick cut applewood bacon
- Large handful of fresh green beans, rinsed
- 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- Garlic salt
Step 1: Prepare The Bacon
In a pan, brown the bacon on both sides, make sure not to overcook it. You'll need it soft enough to be able to wrap around your green beans! Place the bacon on a paper towel and discard left over bacon grease.
Step 2: Buttery Sugar Goodness
In the same pan, melt your butter and sugar together on low-medium heat. Make sure to not burn the mixture! Add in the garlic salt, however much or little you prefer!
Step 3: Wrap The Green Beans
While your butter + sugar mixture is melting, wrap a handful of green beans with your cooked bacon, secure with a toothpick. I usually have 6-10 green beans per bundle. Place your bundles in a casserole dish, you'll need some sort of deeper dish to catch all the liquid!
Step 4: Pour The Mixture
Once you have poured your sugar mixture over your green bean bundles, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the green beans are tender. Feel free to periodically spoon the sugar mixture on top of the green beans as they cook!
Boom, you are done with a simple, yet so yummy side for any dinner party or a Tuesday night!
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