Mar 19, 2013

Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles


paleo friendly side dish

Pretty little bundles of bacon wrapped French "green beans" known as Haricot verts which are longer and thinner than the typical American green bean. Of course, American green beans will work just fine here too.


As a kid, I never liked green beans because the only way I tasted them was boiled and overcooked. As I got older, I learned that I actually enjoy them if they are prepared right. Fresh green beans are a must for me, and I like them roasted or sauteed until tender and crisp. Add a little bacon to them and you can't go wrong.

These are really easy to make, I served them as a side with Petite Turkey Meatloaf for dinner, but this would also make an elegant side dish for Easter dinner if you double the recipe. You can prep them ahead of time, then roast them just before serving.




Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 2 bundles • Old Points: 1 pts • Points+: 1 pts
Calories: 75.5 • Fat: 2.5 g • Protein: 6 g • Carb: 8 g • Fiber: 4 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 210.6 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Haricots verts or green beans (ends trimmed)
  • 4 slices center cut bacon, cut in half
  • olive oil spray (I used my Misto)
  • pinch of salt
  • fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1/8th tsp garlic powder

Directions:

Blanch the green beans for 3 minutes, then dry on paper towel.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.


Make 8 even bundles and wrap each bundle (about 1.6 oz each) in one half slice of bacon.

Place the bundles seam side down on the baking sheet. Lightly spray the tops with a little more oil, season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste, then bake for about 14-16 minutes.


41 comments :

  1. Looks soo good and easy, I will give them a try and get the items next time I go to the store.

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  2. Yum this looks so good!!!! Will have to try it with my garden beans this summer!

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  3. Just wondering if the bacon crisps up? Looks delicious.

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    1. Not crisp like it would if you fried it.

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    2. my mom makes these often...we alway cook the bacon half way first, that way it does crisp up :)

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    3. Great tip, thanks for sharing!

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    5. You can fry it ever-so-slightly before wrapping them, they turn out a little crispier that way.

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    6. Do you think I might get the same result if I use turkey bacon? I don't eat pork.

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  4. This is perfect! I'm doing a nutrition challenge and for the first week I can't eat fruit, sugar, or bread. This totally fits the bill.

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  5. Oh my... this sounds delish!! =O I'm gonna try it out really soon, for sure :D

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  6. We've done this for years... it sure beats the Green Bean Casserole that Big Mamma makes for Thanksgiving!

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  7. Love greens and bacon! Surely beats a casserole any time :)

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  8. Green beans are one of my FAVORITE veggies! I especially love them ROASTED with salt - they taste like French Fries :)

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  9. Pinning for later reminder - these look awesome! My hubby will LOVE!

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  10. What does blanching the green beans mean?

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    1. Larrie, It means to put them in boiling water for 3 minutes, then put them in an ice water bath. I'm not sure if Gina does the ice water bath or not, based upon her description.

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    2. Thank you Elizabeth!

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  11. This just looks like the modern southern family reunion. Two southern food groups beans and bacon, plus they can be divided easily since they're wrapped up. I can't wait to try it this year. It'll be my first Adult = bring a dish year. This would also be amazing on thanksigivng, or grilled for bbqs. Limitless options!

    Unfortunately here at home the rest of the household prefers green beans the overcooked mushy way. While I can take them either way I prefer a crisp bean so I'm glad I'll have an "excuse" to make these for events, and they'll look right fancy too. Bacon wrapped = recipe box. lol Thanks so much!

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  12. Green bean= best veggie ever...bacon=best food ever
    this recipe rocks my socks off!

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  13. I'm glad I found another person who thought they hated green beans! As a child I hated them boiled with sauteed onions. I'd love to try this recipe, I've made your asparagus recipe before and it was to die for!

    Thanks!
    Allie

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  14. Try making bacon in the oven. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Place a cooling rack over the cookie sheet. Place the bacon on the cooling rack. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. The bacon doesn't stay cooking in its own fat, doesn't splatter and comes out flat.

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  15. This looks super delicious!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.blogpspot.com

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  16. This will make a great side dish to a main meal.
    Thanks for posting.
    Claire Nina

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  17. I do the same thing with prosciutto! It's wonderful. I love this version because I always have bacon around, but rarely prosciutto...

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  18. I like the idea of bacon wrapped anything, but an absolute deal breaker is undercooked looking bacon. I would precook the bacon a bit before wrapping and roasting to ensure a crispier, less raw looking end result. Thanks for all your great recipes. I've made several and have enjoyed them all!

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  19. This looks amazing. I love green beans...and my family loves bacon! Perfect. :)

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  20. This looks delicious, but then all your recipes are! I grew up eating overcooked vegetables, too. Green beans were always canned, never fresh. When I started my own household, I always cooked fresh green beans. My daughter wouldn't eat them. One night, for some reason, I opened a can of green beans. She got so excited. Apparently she's been eating canned green beans at daycare for years. She loves them! Maybe overcooked veggies appeal to the young palate. I must admit I secretly like them, too. Reminds me of childhood. :)

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  21. These look yummy. I am going to make for Easter. Bacon makes everything tastier.

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  22. These look delicious! My husband doesn't really like green beans, but he does love bacon so these will be perfect!

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  23. I made this tonight and it was delicious! Everyone loved it. The bacon did get crisp on the bottom so I flipped them halfway through the time so it could get crispy on both sides.

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  24. I did a quick read of this when you 1st posted. Grocery shopping today and decided to go with this for our veggie for Easter dinner. Somehow in my head I thought the bundles were asparagus! So, that is what I bought. What do you think of doing this w/asparagus vs green beans? I so do not like asparagus (everyone else does) - wish I had remembered it was green beans! Thank you!

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    1. I;ve done this with asparagus and it turns out just as well. I didn't blanche it first, just wrapped with bacon and put it in the oven for thirty minutes.

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  25. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is collecting links to dishes using peas and/or green beans. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are some good ones already. Cheers

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  26. I made these for Easter and followed the recipe. Doubled the recipe. They were gone in a flash. (I got two.) :-) Thanks.

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  27. These were out of this world delicious!! Yum! I must have overcooked mine a bit because the bacon wasn't at all undercooked like I was a little worried about. Yummy side dish!

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  28. I made these last night and they were fantastic! I love bacon with...well everything. :) I did want to point out, though, that when I entered the Nutritional Info into the WW calculator that it calculated 2 Points+ so I was over 1 pt for my day, but they were well worth it.

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  29. I've made these several times but we put ours on the grill, they are Fantastic! I have a ton of green beans from my garden and was wondering if you could pre wrap them and freeze for a later time?
    Thanks
    Elizabeth

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