Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
I got this recipe from the Houston Chronicle. These were really good, easy and a great alternative for beans!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs green beans, trimmed
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces bacon, slices cut in half
- Fill large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the beans to the water, and blanch for 3 to 4 minutes, until they are pliable but still crunchy. Drain, run under cold water and pat dry.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the dry mustard, brown sugar, garlic, and salt. Pour the butter mixture over the green beans to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Make bundles of about 8 beans each. Wrap half a bacon slice around each bundle, secure with a toothpick and arrange in a single layer in a casserole dish.
- Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes, or until bacon is cooked and beans look wrinkled. Remove from oven and warm or at room temperature. Pour off some of the butter before serving.
These were a big hit at Thanksgiving. I added a little beef bouillon to the water when boiling for added flavor. I also par cooked the bacon before wrapping so it would come out nice and crunchy. Added about 1/3 cup finely diced onion. Will be making again for Christmas.