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.
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
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
B&B Texas Style Mesquite Grill Wood
12 wooden toothpicks, soaked
Light the B&B Texas Style 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.