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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Glazed Bacon Wrapped Green-beans

Thanksgiving 2014:
The most delicious Thanksgiving ever!

This year, I found a few new recipes to use 
and I will say, they were all winners mainly because 
they were all from scratch, everyone participated
in helping this year and they were all delicious!

Here's what our menu consisted of:

Brined and Herb Roasted Turkey
Country Mashed Potatoes with Turkey Gravy
Homemade Herbed Dressing (Stuffing)
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Glazed Bacon Wrapped Green-beans
Buttermilk Biscuits
Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce

If I had to pick just one favorite, it would be the
Bacon wrapped green-beans.
 I cannot wait to make these again because
they are so pretty, fairly easy to make and so delicious!

Hopefully next year, we'll be using our own beans.

As usual, I made some modifications to the original recipe.

Glazed Bacon Wrapped Green-beans 

*10 slices of pre-cooked smoked bacon (I used Costco brand)
1.5 pounds of fresh French green-beans 
4 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon sea salt (table salt is fine)
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
4 tablespoons of brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons maple syrup
fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

*Using the pre-cooked bacon omitted a step of pre-cooking raw bacon.
It's a great time saver especially when you are cooking so many other things.
You can increase the number of servings accordingly. Glaze can be doubled, as well.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1. Wash and trim your green beans (just cut the ends off)
2. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
3. Have a large bowl with ice water waiting to put the beans in after they blanch.
4. Blanch green-beans by cooking them in the water for 3-4 minutes
5. Quickly remove and drain (use tongs) from heat and put them into the ice water
to stop them from cooking. They will still be crisp.
6. In a small saucepan, melt butter then add the remainder of ingredients.
Stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot.
7.  Lay your bacon out and place about 8-10 green-beans (in a bundle) in the center 
and roll tightly making sure not to break the bacon and placing the seam down.
Place on baking sheet with sides (jelly roll pan works great).
8. Drizzle a spoonful of sugar glaze onto each bundle.
9. Roast beans for 20-25 minutes.
Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

**These can easily be assembled ahead of time by preparing
the green-beans and wrapping them with bacon. Place in refrigerator
until ready to glaze and bake.

These are so delicious with the smoky sweet
flavor of the bacon and glaze and they 
look like a million bucks!

I wish I knew how to clip around the recipe so you could print
it easily. Can anyone give me some pointers?

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with
your family. We sure did!


  1. Yum! Adorable pic of the twins making stuffing. Looks like good times, 'Bama girl. ;)

  2. what fun to see those sweet kids helping!

  3. I love your glazed bacon green beans, they add a special touch for sure. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. Amber,
    Yum! It all sounds so good! We have started enjoying the bacon wrPped asparagus but the beNs would be amazing too! Can't wait to try them

  5. That sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe. xo Diana


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