You Had Me At Bacon Wrapped

When I was growing up my parents belonged to a couple Bunco group that met once a month at someone’s home. They would eat dinner and then play, but the biggest point of the whole monthly meeting was just to spend time together.

My mom would spend a lot of time making sure things were perfect when it was her turn to host the group. This is one of the recipes that she made as a side dish and trust me, it was a huge hit!


Bacon Green Bean Bundle



  • Green beans (about 1 1/2 lbs) 6-8 beans per bundle
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar



    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Cook bacon on the stovetop until slightly cooked (You don’t want it crispy). Reserve any drippings.
    3. Trim and wash green beans. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add baking soda. Add green beans and cook 3 minutes until tender crisp. Remove from boiling water and place in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
    4. Dab beans dry and toss with reserved bacon drippings (about 2 teaspoons), garlic powder and salt & pepper to taste.
    5. Cut each slice of bacon in half and wrap around about 6-8 green beans, secure with a toothpick and place on a parchment lined pan.
    6. Combine brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of water and lightly brush over each bundle.
    7. Roast 20-22 minutes or until bacon is crisp and beans are lightly roasted.


Quick Tip: These are perfect sides for grilled meats but you might want to make a few extra because people will wasn’t to go back for seconds.

Image and recipe courtesy of Holly at Spend With Pennies

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