Bacon wrapped green beans. Very easy to make and super simple. This makes fresh green beans divine, even the most ardent meat eater will enjoy.
Step 1: Here Is What You Need
Fresh green beans, I got way too many and we ate green beans for quite a awhile. A rule of thumb is to touch your index finger to your thumb and the amount of green beans that will fit in that space times 2 per person. This works for me but if you have really huge hand or really tiny hands it might need some adjusting.
Bacon, thinly sliced and about 2 slices per little bundle.
Lemon, adds some zing
Spices, I used thyme, garlic powder salt and pepper, but really anything you want.
Step 2: Wash Wash Wash
This part was very tedious. I bought way to many green beans and thought I was going to use all of them so I washed and trimmed something like 7 pounds all at one time. What was I thinking? This step is pretty easy though, just wash and cut off each end of the beans. I started out using a knife but that took forever. Just break them its much easier and faster.
Step 3: Magic Time
I don't actually have a picture of me actively wrapping the green beans with the bacon. Its very difficult to hold on to anything and raw bacon at the same time. Not to mention the whole cross contamination issues. Picture taking and bacon just doesn't mix. Nonetheless, you wrap 1-2 slices of bacon around the little bundles of beans. I made 2 bundles per person and that seemed to work out well. I also sprayed some PAM in the botton of the pan but in hindsight I don't think I really needed to do this.
Step 4: Seasonings, the Taste of Life
Once all of the little bundles were made up and laying nested in the pan I juices a lemon over them, read that as I squeezed the heck of of the lemon and shot lemon juice in my eye. Then I moved on the the thyme, salt and pepper. Its my vain hope that if I eat more thyme some how I will have more time, so I added alot of thyme and used the salt and pepper to taste. Last but not least the garlic, I am not a huge fan of garlic but I wanted a good even coat, hence why I went with prepared garlic powder instead of the old standby of fresh cloves of the pungent wonder. Have fun with the seasonings try new stuff.
Step 5: Look Whats Cooking
I made this recipe at the same time as my Heart Attack chicken breast, (https://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-Attack-Chicken-Breast/). What goes better with bacon then more bacon? So in to the oven it went covered in aluminum foil for 2 hours at 350 degrees F. The last 15-20 minutes I left it in the oven uncovered so the bacon would brown. Once the bacon has a nice brown to it take it out of the oven and straight to the plates. You probably don't have to cook the green beans for such a long time but after two hours they are tender juicy with hints of lemon and tasting like bacon. How can you go wrong? I hope yall enjoy.