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These Bacon Wrapped Green Beans bundles are simple to make and easier to grill than you’d think. Make sure that the beans are all equal in length and purchase a thinner variety of bacon. These bacon wrapped green beans make a fantastic side dish, and let’s be honest, bacon just makes everything better! I love serving this with smoked turkey or glazed ham

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
Sabrina Baksh/derrickriches.com

This no-frills, easy bacon-wrapped green beans recipe just requires two ingredients. Yes, two! That’s it. You can cook them on any outdoor grill, in a skillet, air fryer, or oven. Sounds amazing to me!

Why wrap green beans in bacon? 

Much like asparagus, green beans retain a bit of crunch when grilled. It is the perfect substitution for asparagus, and the bacon adds a bit of salt and smokiness to the green beans.

Should I parboil the green beans before wrapping them in bacon? 

No, you do not have to parboil the green beans. However, if you’d like them to be soft, you can parboil your green beans for 6-8 minutes. Dip them into cold water to halt the cooking process, dry them off, and wrap them in bacon. 

Green Beans-bacon wrapped
Sabrina Baksh/derrickriches.com

Ingredients:

  • 40-48 green beans, fresh 
  • 8-10 slices of bacon

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Green Beans:

  • Wash and blot dry green beans. Make sure all moisture is gone from the surface. Remove stems and separate into groups of 5-6 green beans per bundle.
  • Wrap each bundle with a slice of bacon, making sure the seam is underneath.
  • Use a toothpick to secure the bacon if needed. Be gentle, or the bacon will tear, and the bundles might fall apart on the grill.
  • Preheat your grill for 375 degrees F or medium-high heat.
  • Place bundles seam side down onto the grill grates (you can also use a large cast-iron griddle for the job, but cooking directly on the grates works well). 
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes. Gently turn bundles and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the bacon has cooked through.
  • If flare-ups occur, reduce temperature (on a gas unit) or move to the indirect zone of your grill to finish cooking.
  • Once cooked through, remove bundles from the grill and serve immediately.
  • Store leftover bacon wrapped green beans in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in a 350-degree oven until warmed through.
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Do you have to use green beans? 

No, of course not. You can wrap most vegetables in bacon. Use items that cook at the same rate as the bacon: sliced bell peppers, asparagus spears, summer squash, carrots cut into strips, etc. We don’t recommend using winter gourds or potatoes unless they have been parboiled before wrapping.

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

These Bacon Wrapped Green Beans bundles are simple to make and easier to grill than you’d think. Make sure that the beans are all equal in length and to purchase a thinner variety of bacon.
Photo by: Sabrina Baksh
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American Food
Keyword: bacon wrapped green beans, bbq side dish, green beans
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Sabrina Baksh

Ingredients

  • 40-48 green beans fresh, all the same length
  • 8-10 slices bacon

Instructions

  • Wash and blot dry green beans. Make sure all moisture is removed from the surface. Trim off stems and separate into groups of 5-6 green beans per bundle.
    See recipe notes for parboiling.
  • Wrap each bundle with a slice of bacon making sure the seam is underneath. Use a toothpick to secure if the bacon if needed.
    Be gentle or the bacon will tear and the bundles will fall apart on the grill.
  • Preheat grill for 375 degrees F, or medium-high heat.
  • Place bundles seam side down onto the grill grates (you can also use a large cast-iron griddle for the job, but cooking directly on the grates works well).
    Cook for 3-4 minutes. Gently turn bundles and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the bacon has cooked through.
  • If flare-ups occur, either reduce temperature (on a gas unit) or move to a cooler part of the grill and finish cooking over indirect heat.
  • Once cooked through, remove bundles from the grill and serve immediately.

Notes

Note: You can wrap most vegetables in bacon, just make sure that the cooking times match up. Use items that cook at the same rate as the bacon, for instance: sliced bell peppers, asparagus spears, summer squash and carrots cut into strips, etc. I don’t recommend winter gourds or potatoes, unless they have been par-cooked before wrapping.
Should I parboil the green beans? We like a little bit of crunch to our green beans, so this recipe does not call for parboiling. However, if you’d like your beans to be soft, you can parboil the green beans for 6-8 minutes. Dip them into cold water to halt the cooking process, dry them off, and wrap in bacon. This is meant to be a simple green bean bundle, so don’t overthink it!

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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