“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”
Even children who hate veggies will eat these like candy … because they taste like candy!
I’ve been making this dish for several years and I serve it year round although many folks think it is only a Thanksgiving or Christmas side. I picked up the recipe first on an online cooking discussion board and now it is plastered all over the Internet. When you prepare it, it is vital that you blanch the beans after they are trimmed and before you assemble them into bundles.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with non-stick foil or parchment.
In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, soy, salt and garlic.
Divide the green beans into equal portions, depending on the size of the beans, there should be about 8 to 12 beans in each portion.
Gather each portion into a neat bunch and wrap a half slice of bacon around the center to hold the beans together; secure with a toothpick.
Place the bundles on the prepared baking sheet and spoon HALF the liquid over the bundles. Halfway through the cooking, spoon the other half of the liquid over the bundles and return the pan to the oven.
Using tongs, remove from the baking sheet and serve hot on the plate!