Greetings from a cold and snowy Pennsylvania! With company coming for dinner I wanted to share a super quick and easy recipe for Wrapped Green Beans. It’s pretty enough to serve special dinner guests and easy enough to make for your family on a week night!
Years ago my sister Wendy gave me a cookbook called “Treasured Moments at Johns”. (No apostrophe on purpose.) The cookbook hails from Lumberton, North Carolina and is a compilation of the treasured recipes from the restaurant called “Johns”.
Sadly Johns closed in 2007 and its namesake passed away in 2012. After John’s death, his wife Ruth Ann published this lovely cookbook. It has some of his most famous recipes. (apparently John didn’t like to share his recipes either!) The book also has stories and antidotes from locals and people that visited Johns and had special memories. It sounds like such a lovely restaurant.
One of the recipes from the cookbook is Wrapped Green Beans. I made this at the lake when we had company once and it was an instant hit! And really, who doesn’t love bacon? You can use fresh green beans and blanch them, but this is even easier! Here goes!
WRAPPED GREEN BEANS
1 slice bacon
12-14 canned whole green beans
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. butter
Place whole green beans on a slice of bacon. Sprinkle with onion salt, brown sugar and dot with butter. Wrap bacon around beans and bake on cookie sheet 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. This is one serving.
The above instructions are verbatim from the recipe book. The only change I made was using spray butter and using fewer beans per wrap. You can use a toothpick to secure the bacon if you like. These are not only pretty and fancy-looking but delicious! The mix of salty bacon and sweet brown sugar are perfect. (photo credit of Spend with Pennies. Her picture was prettier than mine.)
If you would like a copy of this charming cookbook you can contact Ruth Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org. I plan on serving the bacon wrapped green beans with Aioli Chicken, macaroni and cheese and rolls. Yummy! Perfect comfort food for a cold night!
I hope you have a lovely evening! Thanks as always for stopping by! xo Dell
NOTE: Featured Image credit Williams-Sonoma.