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These cute little bacon wrapped green beans bundles are so easy to make in advance: they only need 15 minutes in the oven! What a creative side dish for steaks!

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

These bacon wrapped green beans are easy to make ahead!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories per serving 148 kcal

Ingredients

  • 7 oz green beans (200 g)
  • 8 thin slices salted bacon or panceta
  • ¼ cup dry white wine (60 ml), or chicken stock
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Trim and clean the green beans. Fill a large pan with water, add a pinch of salt and place it over high heat until boiling. Then add the green beans.

    These cute little bacon wrapped green beans bundles are so easy to make in advance: they only need 15 minutes in the oven!
  2. Blanch the green beans for 4 to 5 minutes. Don’t overcook them. Then immediately drain the blanched beans and refresh them under cold running tap water to stop the cooking process. The green beans should still be a somewhat crunchy.
    These cute little bacon wrapped green beans bundles are so easy to make in advance: they only need 15 minutes in the oven!
  3. Transfer the blanched beans onto a clean plate and let them cool down further in the fridge for another 15 minutes. Once the beans are cold, make little bundles of the beans and bacon. I used 6 to 7 green beans per parcel. Wrap a slice of bacon around the middle. I made 9 bundles.

    These cute little bacon wrapped green beans bundles are so easy to make in advance: they only need 15 minutes in the oven!
  4. If you are storing the bacon bean bundles in the fridge overnight, cover them with a piece of cling film. Place the bacon wrapped bundles in a large baking dish and pour in the white wine or the chicken stock.
    These cute little bacon wrapped green beans bundles are so easy to make in advance: they only need 15 minutes in the oven!
  5. Season with a dash of pepper and salt. Place the baking dish with the bacon and green beans bundles in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C). Bake the beans for about 10 to 15 minutes until the bacon is cooked and the beans are tender. Then remove the baking dish from the hot oven. Place the baked bacon wrapped green beans bundles on a serving plate. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve immediately.

    These cute little bacon wrapped green beans bundles are so easy to make in advance: they only need 15 minutes in the oven! What a creative side dish for steaks!