Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

Published Date: September 3, 2022


Category: Air Fryer Appetizers

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This is the PERFECT way to cook Bacon Wrapped Green Beans because the grease drains below the air fryer basket and leaves you with perfectly crispy bacon every time. Cooking these in an oven usually means the grease mixes with the glaze while sitting in a casserole dish! 

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🛒 Ingredients for Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

  • Bacon (regular cut)
  • Whole green beans
  • Salted Butter
  • Brown Sugar

*see recipe card for detailed amounts

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How to Make Bacon Wrapped Green Beans in the Air Fryer

  • Drain the green beans and pat them dry.
  • Cut all the bacon strips in half (creating 28 bundles)
  • Lay the half pieces of bacon on a flat surface, add 3-4 green beans to the inside end of each slice and roll up the bacon.
  • Place half of the batch (about 15 green bean bundles) seam side down into the air fryer, without stacking.
  • Cook on 380 degrees fahrenheit for 8 minutes.
  • While the green bean bundles are cooking, melt the butter in a small microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds or until melted then mix in the brown sugar until it’s dissolved. This will create a thick glaze.
  • Open the air fryer and brush the glaze evenly over the bacon wrapped green beans.
  • Cook for an additional 8 minutes or until liking.
  • Use tongs to take the green bean bundles out of the air fryer and place them on a serving tray or plate.

Helpful Notes:

  • If you aren’t a glaze person, just season the bacon wrapped bundles with a bit of onion powder, salt and pepper before air frying.
  • I recommend using regular cut bacon, it holds together well and isn’t TOO thick, like thick cut bacon.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Leftovers should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container.  They will last up to 3 days.

You can prep them the day before and keep them in the refrigerator the night before you plan to cook and serve them…just wait to add the brown sugar glaze until the recipe mentions.

Reheat them in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or until heated through. You can reheat in the air fryer but you have to be careful that they don’t get overly crispy since you will essentially be baking them for a second time.

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FAQS

Do I have to use green beans or can I substitute a different kind of vegetable?

You can substitute the green beans for asparagus if you prefer.

I want to add seasonings to this dish, what do you suggest?

Garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt, and pepper are all fantastic additions to make your green beans taste fresh and delicious.

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Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles


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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 30
Calories 76 kcal
You're going to go crazy over these Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles! They're the perfect way to eat your veggies!

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 14 strips bacon, regular cut
  • 2 cans green beans, 8-ounces each
  • 4 tbsp butter, salted
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Drain the green beans and pat them dry.
  • Cut all the bacon strips in half (creating 28 bundles)
  • Lay the half pieces of bacon on a flat surface, add 3-4 green beans to the inside end of each slice and roll up the bacon.
  • Place half of the batch (about 15 green bean bundles) seam side down into the air fryer, without stacking.
  • Cook on 380 degrees fahrenheit for 8 minutes.
  • While the green bean bundles are cooking, melt the butter in a small microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds or until melted then mix in the brown sugar until it's dissolved. This will create a thick glaze.
  • Open the air fryer and brush the glaze evenly over the bacon wrapped green beans.
  • Cook for an additional 8 minutes or until liking.
  • Use tongs to take the green bean bundles out of the air fryer and place them on a serving tray or plate.

NOTES

  • Leftovers should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container.  They will last up to 3 days.
  • You can prep them the day before and keep them in the refrigerator the night before you plan to cook and serve them…just wait to add the brown sugar glaze until the recipe mentions.
  • Reheat them in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or until heated through. You can reheat in the air fryer but you have to be careful that they don’t get overly crispy since you will essentially be baking them for a second time.
 

NUTRITION

Serving: 1gCalories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 171IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mg
Course Air Fryer
Cuisine American
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