Updated: Nov 26, 2019
Looking for a vegetable side dish for your thanksgiving dinner? Try this simple recipe to impress your guests and keep your carbs under control.
Prep time: 50-55 minutes.
Green beans 2 lb clean and sides trimmed.
Bacon strips 1 lb
Butter 2/12 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Garlic powder 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon 1/4 tsp
Walden Farm maple syrup 2 tbsp
Stevia 1 packet
Black pepper powder 1/4 tsp
Heat the oven at 400°C. Line a baking tray with Heavy quality aluminum foil. Place the bacon flat with no overlapping for 10 to 15 minutes till you start seeing the sides getting brown. Bacon should be underdone and you should be able to be rolled without breaking. After you take the half done bacon out of oven placed them on a paper towel to drain the extra fat and allow them to cool so you can handle them.
While the bacon is being cooked, add water in big pan and bring it to boil. Blanch the beans for 3 mins in boiling water and take them out. Rinse the blanched beans under cold water to stop the cooking process and help maintain the color.
Now comes the fun part assembling the bean wraps. Cut bacon strip in half and add 4 to 5 beans in a way that bacon is almost on the center of beans (length wise). Roll bacon around beans making a wrap, you will have to overlap the ends to close the bacon wrap. Place the overlapped portion on the bottom so it stays closed during the cooking process. Line the wraps on the same baking sheet as used before.
Melt the butter, add salt, garlic powder, cinnamon, walden farm maple syrup and stevia. Using a brush, evenly spread the butter mixture generously on the bean bundles. Season it further with freshly cracked black pepper.
Reduce the oven heat to 350°C and roast the bacon bean bundles for 20-25 minutes. Cook till the bacon is cooked through. Allow them to rest for 5 mins before serving.