Although mostly everything I make is delicious (key word, mostly), this concoction completely blew my mind. Oh and E was obsessed too. He came home, looked at the plate, and shoved about 4 in his mouth. Who knew something SO easy, a relationship made of just beans, bacon, syrup & brown sugar could be so incredibly delicious? Okay, I knew, as soon as I saw the recipe posted on How Sweet It Is. Thank you Jessica for sharing this incredible recipe.
Holy, freakin’ NOM. The bacon was crispy, salty & sweet and the beans were incredibly flavorful. I can’t tell you how many we ate (all of them), but I will tell you that you absolutely have to make them. Right now. Stop what you are doing and make these bundles of sweet, sweet heaven. Need another photo?
I’m convinced that I must make them again. Probably in a week, though, since it’s not exactly healthy to eat a pound of bacon in one day. As unhealthy as they look, though, they aren’t all that bad for you. For starters, they are completely gluten-free. Secondly, if you use turkey bacon, you cut the fat grams by nearly half. Third, green beans are naturally low in calories. Even more reason to make them! Just, try not to eat all of them in one day.
Once again, that is why God made treadmills. And bikes. And liquid cleanses.
Maple Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
What You Need:
- 1 pound of fresh green beans
- 8 slices of bacon (you can use turkey or regular)
- 1 tablespoon of maple sugar, warmed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- Salt and Pepper
- Cooking spray
How to Make Them:
- Grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash beans and salt & pepper them, lightly. Grab 5-6 beans and group them together.
- Wrap the cluster with a piece of bacon and place them, seam side down, on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the beans.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat butter, brown sugar and maple until melted. Using a brush, liberally apply the butter mixture over the green bean bundles until covered.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until the edges of the beans and bacon is crispy and brown.
Seriously, these are absolutely incredible. Totally mind blowing. Make them ASAP. Then invite me over. What, it’s not like I’d be MAKING them again. I never said anything about coming over to taste test the ones you make, right?
Yes, I have a problem. I know that.
Nutritional information per bundle: 170 calories, 8 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams or protein.