Brown Sugar String Beans Wrapped in Pastrami
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These elegant brown sugar string beans wrapped in pastrami require just 3 main ingredients! They are are easy to make, easy to prep ahead and are so delicious.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 8-10
  • 12oz string beans (about 4 cups), trimmed and washed
  • 6oz package sliced pastrami
  • Brown sugar (about 8-10 teaspoons)
  • Oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a large sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium size pot, bring water to a boil. Once the water has come to a boil, add the string beans. Cook, uncovered for 2-4 minutes, until they are bright green in color and still crisp. Drain, and shock in a large bowl of ice water, or rinse with very cold water, until completely cool, to stop the cooking process.
  3. On a large plate, lay one long strip of pastrami down. Take 6-7 string beans of the same size and gather them into a bunch. Place them on one end of the pastrami strip, and roll to meet the other end of the pastrami. Then, place the bunch on the prepared sheet pan, seam side down. Continue this process until all the string beans are used.
  4. Drizzle the bunches with oil and season with salt and pepper. Then, sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of brown sugar on each.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the pastrami is deep in color, the string beans look roasted, but aren’t too dark, and the brown sugar is melted and caramelized.
*To prepare ahead, place the cooked green beans in a large Ziploc bag or airtight container. Refrigerate for up to one day. They tend to lose their texture longer than that.
*Another way to prepare ahead is once all the bunches are made, tightly cover the sheet pan, refrigerate, and bake within the day. When ready to bake, start with step 4.
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