Here in Florida, it’s still hot, which means we are still barbecuing like mad. And so I have zero shame in sharing this easy BBQ recipe with you in mid-September. Frankly, here in the South, we aren’t necessarily averse to serving up a little barbecue at the holidays, so don’t be afraid to bust this pretty dish out for the holiday table a little later in the year. It’s also a kid-pleaser. Bacon makes everything better, and all.
Including the time it took me to rinse and trim the beans, I had this dish done in under an hour, and most of that was bake time so you will have plenty of time to throw together an awesome main dish, or grill up some steak or burgers, while this is getting all tasty in the oven.
Notes: I used my fabulous Maple Bourbon BBQ sauce here, and that is what I used to calculate the macros. If your favorite keto-friendly sauce is a little higher in the carb count, it might make a slight difference, but honestly as long as the sauce is not loaded in starch and sugar it should be a fairly negligible one. If you have the time, make the sauce, though. I promise, it’s worth it.
Look for bacon that has about 12 slices in a pound. In my area, that’s the thick cut kind. Lastly, I broiled my bundles for a few minutes right at the end just so the top of the bacon would be good and caramelized. You don’t have to, but if the bacon still looks slightly wet it would be a good idea to follow that step.
- 1 lb (16 oz/454 g) fresh green beans, ends lightly trimmed
- 1 tbsp (1/2 fl oz/15 ml) avocado oil
- 3/4-1 tsp garlic salt (or to taste)
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 lb (16 oz/454 g) thick cut bacon, approx 12 slices, cut in half, width-wise
- 1/4 c (2 fl oz/59 ml) your favorite sugar-free BBQ sauce
- Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with foil.
- Rinse and dry your green beans, then toss them in a bowl with the avocado oil, garlic salt, and pepper.
- Bind together 4-6 green beans and wrap with half-slice of bacon across the middle, overlapping bacon slightly at the back of the bundle. This should yield approximately 24 bundles.
- Arrange bundles, back-side down, on the baking sheet.
- Brush each bundle with some BBQ sauce, using it all by the end.
- Bake at 400°F for 40-45 minutes, until bacon is cooked through and beans are nicely roasted.
- If desired, broil for 2-3 minutes to crisp the top of the bacon.
- Remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving hot.
- Reheat any leftovers by broiling them for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through and bacon is re-crisped.
Per approx. 3 bundles: 307 cal, 20.3 g protein, 21.8 g fat, 6.7 g carbs, 1.6 g fiber, 1.3 g sugar alcohol, 3.8 g NET carbs
- Serving Size: Approx. 3 bundles
Keywords: Green beans, bacon bundles, bbq