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. This makes a fantastic side dish, and let’s be honest, bacon just makes everything better.
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- 40-48 green beans fresh, all the same length
- 8-10 slices bacon
- 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 if the bacon is giving you trouble. Be gentle or the bacon will tear and the bundles will fall apart on the grill.
- Preheat grill for 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.
- Do you have to use green beans? No, of course not. 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.