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.
Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans Recipe
- 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
- 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
- mesquite grill wood
- 12 wooden toothpicks, soaked
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
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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.