These simple Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles with an Asian Sauce make for a fast and delicious side dish. They are wrapped into individual sized servings.
Jason and I are always looking to add more vegetables to our diet. They also must be fun to cook and eat. Ok, so maybe “technically” Jason is not looking for fun vegetables to eat, but I am! Creativity with vegetables helps us all eat more of them and isn’t that the goal? Green bean bundles have been around for a long time and they are so easy to make. They are beautiful to serve and a nice presentation allows you to use this recipe on a weeknight dinner, entertaining at a party, or just grilling out with friends.
At the store, you generally find two types of green beans. There is french string beans (which are thinner and will cook faster) or the rounder version called string beans. If your store is well stocked, you might find several others, but these are the two most common.
We went with the string beans this time. They were readily available at our grocery store in a large bag that is already cleaned with the ends snipped off. This is a great time saver! If you buy them in bulk, rinse well and clip off the ends before preparing the actual bundles.
Step One: Gather 6 – 8 green beans together and lay them out on the counter.
Step Two: Take one piece of bacon and hold the green beans with one hand and use the other hand to wrap a long piece of bacon around the center several times. Depending upon the size of your bundle, the bacon will wrap 4 – 6 times.
Step Three: Brush the bundles with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and they are ready to pop on the grill.
Make the Asian Sauce
We love an Asian flavor on our grilled recipes. This sauce is so easy to make and just takes seconds to prepare.
Simply combine mirin, soy sauce, honey, garlic and brown sugar in a bowl. Whisk briskly to evenly combine. Set this aside until the grilling is almost completed.
💡 Recipe Tips
We tried two types of bacon for this recipe and the thinner cut won us over for a couple of reasons.
- Thinly sliced bacon stuck to itself like a self-adhesive glue as it is wrapped around. Thicker bacon wouldn’t stick to itself as easily.
- The thin bacon cooked faster which allowed the green beans to cook thoroughly without running the risk of overcooking. I am not a fan of when they are cooked so much that they become too soft. The thick bacon took longer to cook and we felt that the beans became overcooked. Always know how to check to see if your bacon is fully cooked to not risk food borne illness.
🔥 Grilling Instructions
Step One: Preheat the grill to 325 degrees.
Step Two: Add the prepared Green Bean Bundles to the grill for three minutes. Flip them over and grill three more minutes.
Step Three: Brush on Asian Sauce and flip them over one last time. Brush on Asian Sauce once again.
As always, watch the temperature of your grill so your bacon doesn’t burn. Serve them after grilling, and I guarantee your family will ask for more!
Bacon Wrapped Recipes
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – What a fun treat! Bacon wrapped anything is awesome, but add on this homemade Yakitori sauce, and this is a crispy, flavorful winner!
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Livers – Oh me oh my! This is an amazing cast iron skillet dish that is topped with the sweetness of some brown sugar. If you have never tried livers before, give this a shot. You’ll love them!
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites – These are covered in a honey mustard glaze and barely made it in the house before they were eaten and my family was asking for more.
Asian Green Bean Bundles
- 1 lb Green Beans fresh, washed with the ends snipped off
- 8 slices Bacon thinly sliced
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 2 tbsp Mirin
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
- 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp Garlic minced
- Combine all the ingredients of the sauce and whisk together.
Grilled Green Bean Bundles
- Wrap 6-8 green beans with a thin slice of bacon. The bacon should stick to itself and form a seal to keep the green beans together. If it doesn't work, use a toothpick or short metal skewer to lock them in place
- Brush on olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. The oil will minimize sticking to the grill.
- Heat grill to 325 degrees on direct heat.
- Place the green bean bundle on grill and cook for three minutes and then turn them over. Grill another three minutes.
- Brush on sauce and let it soak in for minute. Turn the green beans over and brush again.
- Remove from the grill and serve immediately.