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Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans

 Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans
Fresh green beans are wrapped in bacon and covered in a sweet sauce in this fast and simple side dish. “Every time I take these green bean bundles to a luncheon or family dinner, people beg me for the recipe," notes Julie Hewitt from Union Mills, Indiana.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound fresh green beans
  • 4 bacon strips
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon soy sauce

Directions

  • Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked
  • but not crisp, about 3 minutes. Remove to paper towels.
  • Drain beans; place about 12 beans on each bacon strip. Wrap bacon
  • around beans and secure with a toothpick. Place on an ungreased
  • baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, garlic salt and soy
  • sauce; brush over bundles. Bake at 400° for 10-15 minutes or
  • until bacon is crisp. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 187 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 321 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.