Bacon Brown Sugar Green Beans

My mom gets pretty into farmers’ market food in the summer, and somehow this resulted in her buying green beans the other day. She asked me to do something with them, and I was able to turn up a recipe everyone liked!

IMG_3550Ingredients:

  • 50-60 fresh green beans
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Put a medium pot of water on the stove to boil over high heat. While it reaches a boil, rinse and de-string the green beans. Boil the beans for 5 minutes, then drain the boiling water and place the beans in a bowl of ice water and set aside.

IMG_3542Cut the slices of bacon in half, lay them on a paper towel-lined plate, and microwave for 90 seconds, rotating twice if your microwave doesn’t spin.

combineGrease a 9X13″ pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Taking the green beans in bunches of five, wrap a slice of the partially cooked bacon around each bundle and place, seam-side down, in the greased pan. Repeat until the beans are all used up.

IMG_3544Stir together the butter and brown sugar and drizzle over the bean bundles.

IMG_3545Sprinkle with salt and minced garlic.

IMG_3548Wrap with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Take the foil off, turn the oven to the broiler setting, and cook a further five minutes to crisp up the bacon, then serve.

IMG_3549It’s hard to go wrong with brown sugar and butter, and adding bacon never hurts, so this recipe was always going to be a winner. The beans and the bacon both come out the right amount of cooked and with a nice brown sugar flavor, and you’ve got a leftover half a pack of bacon to eat for breakfast the next day!

IMG_3551

Bacon Brown Sugar Green Beans

Adapted from AllRecipes.

  • 50-60 fresh green beans
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Put a medium pot of water on the stove to boil over high heat. While it reaches a boil, rinse and de-string the green beans. Boil the beans for 5 minutes, then drain the boiling water and place the beans in a bowl of ice water and set aside.

Cut the slices of bacon in half, lay them on a paper towel-lined plate, and microwave for 90 seconds.

Grease a 9X13″ pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Taking the green beans in bunches of five, wrap a slice of the partially cooked bacon around each bundle and place, seam-side down, in the greased pan. Repeat until the beans are all used up.

Stir together the butter and brown sugar and drizzle over the bean bundles. Sprinkle with salt and minced garlic. Wrap with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Take the foil off, turn the oven to the broiler setting, and cook a further five minutes to crisp up the bacon, then serve.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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