We all have those foods that we just can’t stand. For me it’s always been two things…..water chestnuts and green beans! We never really ate green beans growing up, and when we did it was for Thanksgiving from a can slopped into a casserole. No bueno.
A couple months ago, I was thinking about how I really needed to just get over it, so this Thanksgiving I decided to make a “deconstructed” green bean casserole for my family.
I scoured the internet for something that looked good enough for my palate and then it clicked…..why don’t I just wrap the suckers in bacon and top with caramelized onion!??!!
This is probably the simplest dish anyone could make. A little blanching here, a little wrapping there and boom, you’ve got yourself some bacon wrapped green beans!
GREEN BEANS WRAPPED IN BACON
- 2 lbs green beans
- package of bacon
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- 1 tbl ghee
- 1 tbl balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 375°
- While oven is getting nice and toasty, blanch your green beans by boiling them for 3 or so min then dumping into an ice bath.
- Drain and pat dry. Wrap bacon around 7-10 beans then place on a wire rack over a cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 min or until bacon is golden brown.
- While green beans are cooking, take your ghee and heat it up in a pan. Once melted add sliced onions and balsamic. Mix.
- Set on med-low heat and stir onions frequently, slowly cooking them for about 15 min. You want them to be very soft and cooking them slowly and stirring a lot will avoid burning them.
- Once green beans are done, plate them and top with onions