An elegant Keto side dish to serve at your next special occasion or holiday dinner! The bacon gives them a salty bite, then they're brushed with a sugar-free brown sugar-like topping and baked until golden and delicious!
Add some salt to a pot of boiling water. Trim the ends off the green beans and boil for 5 minutes. Then put them into a iced waterbath, to stop them from cooking any further and allow them to cool down so you can easily handle them.
While the green beans are boiling, fry the bacon in a large skillet, but don’t cook all the way through. You want them to still be pliable, so you can wrap them around the green beans, and they’ll continue cooking in the oven. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease and set it aside.
Divide the green beans into 8 batches, with 8 green beans in each batch. Gather a batch of the green beans together, all lined up nicely, then take a slice of the bacon and wrap around the center. Leave both ends of the green beans exposed and place the bundle with the bacon’s seam side down on a baking sheet lined with a rack. I put foil under mine, to help with cleanup!
Bake for 10 minutes, while you mix together the Brown Swerve and bacon grease.
After the bundles have baked for 10 minutes, brush the mixture over each bundle, sprinkle the thyme and a little salt on over the tops. Continue baking for another 4-5 minutes or until the bacon is cooked through and crispy.
Serve on a long rectangular platter with the bundles all lined up and garnish with more dried thyme. If you don’t have a long platter, you can pile up the bundles on any platter that you have.
Alternatively, you can use frozen green beans, thaw them out and skip boiling them in water. Then continue with the instructions after wrapping them in bacon. Using the frozen will also be a great time saver!