Ordinary green beans become extra-special and positively delicious when they’re wrapped in crispy bacon and glazed with buttery brown sugar in these Bacon Green Bean Bundles with Brown Sugar Glaze!
Bacon makes everything better. I’ve said it before because, quite frankly, it’s true.
I enjoy me some nice fresh green beans regardless of preparation, but this recipe elevates them from good to amazing. Not only do you have a crispy little bacon jacket, but you also have a buttery, garlicky, brown sugary glaze to counter that salty bacon. I’m telling you, these little babies will change the way you think about green beans.
I decided to share this recipe today because, with the holidays approaching, there are plenty of imminent opportunities for side dishes that are just a tad more special than your everyday fare. Now I realize that some would call it sacrilege to even consider substituting a Thanksgiving preparation of green beans other than cream-of-soupy, crispy onion-topped green bean casserole. And I am not here today to suggest such. Rather, I offer these green bean bundles as a nifty alternative if you’re simply looking for something a little bit different this year.
However, if tradition still dictates a green bean casserole for your family’s Thanksgiving spread, these green bean bundles would make a lovely addition to Christmas dinner instead. Or heck, they’d be great for Easter. Or on any old Tuesday.
Bottom line? These bacon-wrapped green bean bundles look and taste far fancier than the few minutes it takes to throw them together, and your family or your dinner guests will enjoy them regardless of the occasion. After all, that’s the magic of bacon…am I right?
Adapted from Williams Sonoma.
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