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Cooking with Melanie: Bacon and Beans

“Who doesn’t love bacon? This is a great way to get your teens to eat their greens. These green beans wrapped in bacon will be a nice addition to your family feast. Thanksgiving guests will be pleasantly surprised when you serve these fancy looking green beans instead of plain old boring green beans. I hope you enjoy this simple and delicious recipe. It is one of my family’s favorites and hopefully your family will love it too!”

Fresh or frozen whole green beans (Enough to serve your guests)

1 package of bacon (cut strips in half)

Brown sugar

Soy sauce

Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet or baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking oil.

Make a small bundle of green beans (about 7-8 Beans in each) and wrap the bacon strip around them. Lay on prepared pan. Then sprinkle each bundle with soy sauce. Top each bundle with 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar. You can adjust soy sauce and brown sugar to your liking. Place in oven and bake 20-25 minutes or until bacon is cooked and Beans are fork tender.

Melanie Thompson is a 13-year-old seventh grader at Indian Creek Middle School has been cooking since she first helped her great grandmother, Louis, in the kitchen when she was two.