Adapted from OurBestBites.com
3/4 lb green beans, rinsed and ends snapped off
5 strips of bacon
3 Tablespoons real butter
1 Tablespoon yellow onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon Xylitol (sugar substitute)
Salt and pepper to taste
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
To blanch the beans, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop in the green beans and boil 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and put the beans in a colander with ice to immediately cool them off. This stops the cooking process but keeps the bring green color of the beans. It's called "Blanching" the beans. You can do this with most any vegetable. This process helps veggies retain their bright color and keeps them crispier then if you cooked them thoroughly.
Put the beans into five bundles and wrap each bundle with a strip of bacon. Lay them out on a large cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 15 minutes until bacon is crispy.
During the last 5 minutes the beans are baking, melt the butter in a small saucepan until bubbly. Add the onion and garlic and cook until fragrant. Then add the vinegar and Xylitol (or regular white sugar if you prefer). Drizzle this over the cooked bundles and serve. Oh my, these were awesome!
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