Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean


A little advice, anytime you can wrap anything in bacon,  do it.  What I love about this recipe (besides that it is a vegetable WRAPPED IN BACON) is the fact that it can still be considered healthy because it's only half of a piece of bacon.  I actually got this recipe from one of my favorite food blogs, SkinnyTaste. Everyone can eat one piece of bacon…even if you're watching your shape.  If you wanted to be even better, just use turkey bacon.  I love fresh green beans & this was a nice way to spice up a typical side dish. Not to mention, these little bundles were super easy to make. J might have eaten 2 or 3 bundles. Whoops.

Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans
Serves: 6
Cook Time according to Rachel: 25 mins
How difficult was this for Rachel? Not bad at ALL!

Ingredients:
1 Bag Fresh Green Beans
3 Slices Center Cut Bacon, Cut in Half
1/8 Tsp Garlic Powder
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to Taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees


Bring a large pot of water to boil.  Drop beans in & let cook for 1 minute.


While beans cook, fill large bowl with ice water. 

After beans have cooked for 1 minute, use tongs to take beans out of boiling water & drop them into the ice water for 3 mins. (Yes, we are blanching the beans)


Remove beans from water.

Divide the beans into 6 even bundles. Wrap with bacon & place seam side down evenly on a greased baking sheet.

Drizzle lightly with olive oil. 

Season with garlic powder, salt & pepper

Bake for about 14-16 minutes until bacon is cooked.