Green Bean Casserole is often associated with an American Southern Thanksgiving but at our house it has become a year around easy camp cooking dinner.
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Grilling vegetables all alone just doesn’t seem right, so as all ways the solution is wrapping it in bacon. These green beans also get a 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 and even serve.
1 pound (450g) 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
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
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, 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 grill over medium heat. Grill the bundles for 10 to 15 minutes, turning frequently. After the first 5 minutes start to basting with the BBQ glaze. Remove from the heat when the bacon begins to char at the edges. Serve 2 warm bundles per guest.