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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans


I think I'm having a love affair with bacon. DSC_0617 DSC_0615

In this day and age, who isn't?  It's just… SO GOOD.  I would put it on everything… and anything.  Remember that weekend when I had TWO maple bacon bars?  Yeah, me neither.  Didn't happen.  What picture evidence?  I don't know what you're talking about.

Let's just move on people.  There's nothing to see here.

I've never hated vegetables.  I certainly don't love them as much as I love the sound of a piece of bacon crisping up in a frying pan on a Sunday morning… but who does?  Except Jenn.  She's cray. DSC_0591

When I saw Gina post these, I was all “OMGIHAVETOHAVETHOSE” *Breath* “THEYMUSTBEMINE” *Breath* “NOMNOMNOM.”  Yes, that is how I talk to myself alone in my apartment.  I feel like we're at the stage where I don't have to tell you to stop judging me anymore today. DSC_0593 DSC_0596

Bacon… and vegetables?  If this were a more common occurance I'd sure eat a TON more vegetables.  I set out to make them and decided I'm too lazy to use Garlic Powder & Salt.. so I just used Garlic Salt.  And then because I have a one track mind and am also having a love affair with onions, I decided this needed some minced onion also.  I also made the recipe smaller… because if I made the entire thing I'd eat the entire thing myself I'm only one person.  Feel free to double this.. or triple it… or quadruple this… because this is a no judge zone. DSC_0600 DSC_0604

However, be warned:  I had three of these with some meatballs (that are coming your way soon) for lunch the other day… and I WAS STUFFED.  As in: I seriously considered not finishing the last one, stuffed.  And, like I said this is a no judge zone so, you go ahead and eat three of these (it's only 84 calories if you do). DSC_0602 DSC_0613

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Yields: 6 Servings    Prep Time: 15 Minutes    Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Adapted from: SkinnyTaste


1/2 lb Green Beans
Cracked Black Pepper (to taste)
1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
1 tsp Minced Onion Pieces
3 Slices of Bacon (cut in half)
Olive Oil Spray


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly spray olive oil onto a baking sheet.

Trim the green beans and blanch for three minutes.  After blanching, dry the beans on a paper towel.  (To blanch: submerge the green beans in boiling water for 3 minutes.  Remove from boiling water, and submerge into a bowl of  ice water to stop the cooking process.)

Divide the green beans into 6 even piles.  Wrap each pile in a half-slice of bacon.

Place each bundle, seam side down, on the baking sheet and lightly spray tops with olive oil.  Season the tops with garlic salt, minced onion pieces, and cracked black pepper.

Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, and serve.

Nutritional Data

Serving Size: 1 bundle
Calories: 28 Carbohydrates: 3g Fat: 2g Protein: 2g Fiber: 2g Calcium 1g