Ah yes, another post about one of my favorite things to smoke. The fatty. According to Wikipedia, these came onto the scene back in 2008 and went by the name of a Bacon Explosion. Since then, they have gone by many different names but I hear them called fatties on forums more often than not.
Bacon makes everything better right? These maple bacon green beans are no exception. This is one of those recipe’s that you can’t really call a recipe because I don’t have an exact amount of ingredients to use. Everyone likes different levels of sweetness and saltiness. I also haven’t measured exactly how much of each ingredient being used.
So, what is in this dish?
Green Beans (about one 12 oz package)
Bacon (3-8 slices)
Maple Syrup (2-4 tbsp)
Brown Sugar (1-2 tbsp)
Salt (to taste)
Start out by cutting your bacon into pieces and frying it in a pan. Once it is close to being cooked add in your package of green beans.
Let the green beans cook for about 3-4 minutes and then add in your maple syrup and brown sugar. Turn the heat up to medium-high and continue to cook. Be sure to stir the green beans often to keep from burning.
Once the green beans are done to your liking, take off the heat, toss with a little salt and then eat.
Today is International Bacon Day so I figured I needed to go all out and make something awesome. I’ve always been a fan of the Fatty and have made some variations. Today I decided to make bacon wrapped fatty sliders with some extra goodness inside.
A couple months ago I went to a bacon festival and had chunks of bacon coated in bbq sauce. Ever since then I’ve been wanting to do some kind of dish similar to that. I finally did and it turned out amazing. As good as expected …
Man do I love some good bacon. I’ve been dry curing bacon for a few years now and decided I wanted to try doing a wet cure. I came across a great thread about this over at SmokingMeatForums.com and decided to give it a try.