Vegan Bacon wrapped green beans are the perfect side dish for your next holiday menu. It is incredibly easy to make and will be devoured sans guilt. Every ingredient is healthy, and that pinch of brown sugar won’t hurt you, either. Trust me when I tell you that this will be the only way you will serve green beans at your Thanksgiving or any holiday meal! Check out my Instagram reels for a tutorial video HERE.
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- 8 veggie bacon (Facon) slices
- 6 Tbs. melted of vegan margarine
- 3/4 tsp. of garlic powder
- 1 1/2 lb. of green beans, trimmed and blanched
- 1/4 cup of firmly packed light brown sugar
- Preheat an oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- In a large nonstick frypan over medium heat, cook the Facon in batches until the slices are just beginning to brown along the edges but are still very underdone and pliable, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool, then cut each slice in half crosswise.
- Parboil the green beans (for about 3 minutes) then transfer them to a bowl of ice water to blanch them so that they retain their bright green color. Roll them in a kitchen towel to dry.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the margarine and garlic powder.
- Gather three beans into a neat bunch and wrap a half slice of facon around the center to hold the beans together. Place the bundles on the prepared baking sheet with the loose ends of the bacon underneath. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the bundles and drizzle with the butter mixture.
- Roast until the facon is cooked through and browned 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the green bean bundles to a warmed platter and serve immediately. Serves 8.