Gluten Free Apps: Maple Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

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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.

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  1. Posted by Isabelle @ Crumb on
    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
    I'm convinced that wrapping just about anything in bacon and then baking it will make it a million times better - it works for asparagus, it works for prunes, it works for dates, and oh my goodness, it definitely seems to work for green beans too... clearly, my theory is foolproof. (okay, chocolate cake might be an exception.. but that's it)
    The bean plants in my vegetable patch are going totally bonkers this year.  Bookmarking this recipe so I can try it out with some homegrown beans!
  2. Posted by Emily on
    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
    The other day I met some one who doesn't like bacon. I called that person a communist. And meant it. 

    These look soooo good. I love green beans and I love bacon and I love maple and I love butter and I love brown sugar. Yes.
  3. Posted by Dee Hurter on
    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
    NOM is right!  These look delic!  So easy for a party too. 
  4. Posted by on
    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
    Oooooh these look ammmmazing!! I thought it was asparagus at first.... green beans?! Now there's a way for me to get my family to eat them... Thanks, Claire! :)
  5. Posted by Junia @ Mis Pensamientos on
    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
    oh my, my friends would LOVE this!!!! they love bacon anything!! :D
  6. Posted by Junia @ Mis Pensamientos on
    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
    and they look schmancy too. perfect for entertaining! 
  7. Posted by Christine on
    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
    Wow! This looks yummy! Perfect recipe for me. Thanks!
  8. Posted by Maris Callahan on
    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
    I am making this! It looks so good and I know my mom is going to love this!
  9. Posted by Lizzy on
    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
    I've had this recipe copied for years...but it's your photos that have convinced me to give these a try ASAP!  Wonderful!
  10. Posted by Ann on
    Friday, June 24th, 2011
    Looks amazing....they would be so elegant at a dinner party.
  11. Posted by Lindsey@Lindselicious on
    Friday, June 24th, 2011
    I saw these too and have been dying to try them!!  Yours look just as delish, but your description has moved this up my list.  LOL
  12. Posted by Carolyn on
    Saturday, June 25th, 2011
    Wow, um yes!  I can see how these lovely little things would quickly become the objects of obsession!!!
  13. Posted by kjpugs on
    Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
    Uhhh yea. Gunna need these. They look delicious AND easy!!! I guarantee B will love these too!
  14. Posted by Corey on
    Friday, April 3rd, 2015
    I swear I see vinegar in your picture, but don't see it listed in this recipe???
  15. Posted by Kim on
    Sunday, April 12th, 2015
    Can these be grilled
  16. Posted by Kim on
    Sunday, April 12th, 2015
    Can these be grilled?
  17. Posted by Joede on
    Friday, March 25th, 2016
    If making them with asparagus does the rest of the recipie stay the same?
  18. Posted by Rose on
    Sunday, March 27th, 2016
    I'm using Asparagas
  19. Posted by B on
    Thursday, May 5th, 2016
    Do you mean maple syrup?
  20. Posted by B on
    Thursday, May 5th, 2016
    Maple syrup?
  21. Posted by Alex on
    Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
    Well now, that certainly does it for my "steamed green beans" recipe. Just in time, the beans are attempting to take over the planter boxes.
    Now, how to wrap the zucchini invasion about to invade ?
    hmmm ... thin sliced and wrapped?.

    "Everything is better with bacon."

    Love it, thanks.
  22. Posted by Roxanne on
    Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
    could you email me a printable version of this recipe? I don't see one...
    thanks! Looks delish!!
  23. Posted by Cathy on
    Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
    This is my "go to" side dish when I want to pull together a scrumptious meal or impress! I make these ALL the time! Terrific!
  24. Posted by Angela on
    Sunday, August 6th, 2017
    Looks yummy ,I'm gonna try them .