There should be a disclaimer with this recipe... "Please don't think this is just another green bean recipe with bacon. It is so much more than that! If you don't try these you will be missing out on one of life's little culinary miracles"...

I could eat these green bean everyday! They are that good! And if truth be told, I'm not a natural born veggie lover!  Most carnivores like me aren't. Vegetables need to be spruced up a bit for me to love them... and these roasted green beans with bacon are at the top of my "food to eat" list!

There's a little secret to making theses beans fabulous... and I'm sharing it with you today...

Just looking at these make me hungry for them!!!

These beans are insanely easy to make and are over-the-top delicious!

8-10 slices of bacon (I use thick cut hickory bacon)
1 lb fresh green beans ( I use haricot vert, a french green bean. I pronounce it like" harry-corvair"... close enough... I'm not french!)
tomatoes for garnish, optional

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Lay bacon in a single layer. Cook until crispy done. My bacon takes about 15-20 minutes.

Remover the bacon to a paper towel lined dish.

Trim the stem end of the beans, if needed. I only do this if they beans have been sitting in the frig for a couple of days.

Put the green beans in the pan and roll them around to coat with bacon fat.

Roast for 10 minutes with the rack in the center of the oven, or until the are still very crisp but have lost that "raw green taste". Toss once during cooking.

Turn on the broiler... leave the rack where it is. Watch the beans so they don't burn, and broil for up to  4 minutes. This will give some a little char! YUMMY!

Meanwhile, chop up a few pieces of bacon and tomatoes, if desired.

Plate and put the bacon along the center of the green beans. Top with tomatoes in the same way.

You will love their roasty, toasty, mildly bacon flavor!

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