When I came across this bacon maple green beans recipe in the Where Women Cook Magazine I was reading, I knew I had to try it.
Behind The Scenes
I had never had baked green beans before and was kind of scared this recipe was going to ruin my fresh green beans – but I have to tell you I was tempted to try it.
I’m glad I did too because although this is not going to be the main way I cook green beans from the garden, it is certainly worth doing from time to time.
The green beans tasted good but were a bit on the sweet side for my taste.
They looked elegant wrapped in bacon and so for a special meal, this recipe is ideal.
A little prep work is all it takes, then they bake in the oven right along with your other food.
Here is my recipe.Print
- 1 pound of fresh green beans
- 1 stick of butter
- 4 to 6 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Herbes de Providence
- Begin by rinsing the fresh green beans off under cold running water . This is necessary to do because sometimes faded green bean flowers, dirt or bugs are stuck to the outside of the bean.
- Once the green beans are clean, snap off both ends. Some people prefer not to do this, but I like to. The decision is yours. Just make sure no stems remain on the beans.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- The next step is to gather five to eight green beans into a bunch.
- Wrap the bacon around the green bean bundle one time making sure to slightly overlap the bacon ends.
- I used kitchen shears to cut the bacon at this point. I was able to wrap three bundles of green beans using one slice of bacon.
- Lay the bacon bundles in a baking pan that has edges with the bacon ends facing the bottom of the pan.
- If you wish, you can lay extra slices or chunks of bacon over the top of the green bean bundles at this point.
- Melt one stick of butter – or if you are using homemade butter, melt 1/2 cup of butter. Be sure to measure it unmelted.
- Pour the melted butter over the top of the green bean bundles.
- Drizzle maple syrup over the top of the green beans. The maple syrup does sweeten the green beans and next time I am going to try this recipe without using the maple syrup.
- Sprinkle salt, pepper or your other preferred seasonings on top of the green bean bundles.
- Place the green bean bundles into the pre-heated oven. Do not put a lid or foil over them.
- Cook for 30 minutes.
- Turn the oven up to 400 degrees F and cook for 10 to 15 minutes longer. This will crisp the bacon and make it edible.
- Category: Vegetables
- Method: Bake
Keywords: bacon maple green beans, bacon maple green bean recipes, green beans recipe
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