Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans

Grilled bacon-wrapped green bean bundles are smoking on a grill.

Grilling vegetables all alone just doesn’t seem right, so wrapping them in bacon is always a tasty solution. These green beans also get an additional boost from a simple glaze.

Green beans, such as Haricot vert or snake beans, are wrapped in a slice of bacon. As the bacon grills and crisps over the fire, the whole bundle is glazed with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce.

These bundles make an excellent appetizer or side dish with any meal. As they are wrapped they are pre-portioned out, making a great choice when cooking for a larger group to make sure everyone gets an even serve.

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Bundles of green beans are wrapped with a piece of bacon and secured with a toothpick.
Bundle the green beans, wrap with a piece of bacon, and secure with a soaked toothpick.
Grilled bacon-wrapped green bean bundles sit on a white serving platter.
The bacon-wrapped grilled green bean bundles are pre-portioned for easy serving.
Bundles of bacon-wrapped green beans sit on a grill.
Grill the green bean bundles until the bacon is crisp and the beans are tender.
Multiple bacon-wrapped green bean bundles sit on a grill.
Turn the bacon-wrapped green bean bundles frequently so that they grill evenly.
Grilled bacon-wrapped green bean bundles are smoking on a grill.
Glaze the bacon-wrapped green bean bundles with the sweet and spicy glaze while grilling.

Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans Recipe

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Grilled bacon-wrapped green bean bundles are smoking on a grill.
Grilling vegetables all alone just doesn’t seem right, so wrapping them in bacon is always a tasty solution. These green beans also get a boost from a simple glaze.
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
CourseAppetizer
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodGrill
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Ingredients

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup Texas-style BBQ sauce or your favorite sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic

To Cook

  • 1 pound fresh green beans such as haricot vert or snake green beans, stems removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 slices bacon cut in half

Equipment

  • mesquite grill wood
  • 12 wooden toothpicks, soaked

Directions

  • Light the mesquite grill wood. Once glowing, allow the grill to reach medium heat of 350 to 450 degrees F (177 to 232 degrees C).

Glaze

  • For the glaze, whisk together the BBQ sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, and garlic in a heavy, grill-proof saucepan. Place at the back of the grill over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar has melted.

To Cook

  • Toss the green beans in the oil, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Wrap 5 to 6 beans with a half slice of bacon, creating a bundle. Place bundles, seam side-down on a tray. Continue this process until you have made 12 bundles. Secure each bundle with a wooden toothpick. Set aside.
  • Place the bacon-wrapped bean bundles onto the preheated grill. Grill the bundles for 10 to 15 minutes, turning frequently. After the first 5 minutes start to baste them with the BBQ glaze. Remove from the heat when the bacon begins to char at the edges. Serve 2 warm bundles per guest.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 421mgCalcium: 51mgVitamin C: 10mgVitamin A: 979IUSugar: 19gFiber: 3gPotassium: 302mgCholesterol: 15mgCalories: 276kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 18gProtein: 5gCarbohydrates: 25gIron: 1mg

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Joey Machado made is debut into the barbecue industry when he started as marketing manager for small Texas company B&B Charcoal. He brought this to national recognition to this small company before moving on to Fogo Charcoal. Today he is a part of the marketing team for Blues Hog and Gateway Drums.

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  1. 5 stars
    These were awesome! Simple. Just took a minute to wrap, but easy for green bean prep where I usually blanch them. I made the glaze in my Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave and poured it on after they were taken off the grill. Everyone loved them at our neighborhood BBQ. You could half the oil that you toss them in.