¼ cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ cup chopped slab bacon
1 pound green beans, cleaned and trimmed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Juice of half a medium lemon
Flaky sea salt
1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, cayenne and cinnamon. Toss the bacon in the sugar mixture.
2. In a medium skillet set over medium heat, cook the bacon, stirring frequently, until crisp, about 7 to 10 minutes.
3. Place the green beans in a medium bowl. Drain the bacon fat from the skillet; reserve the seasoned bacon. Toss the bacon fat with the green beans. Season the green beans with salt and pepper. Spread the green beans on a sheet tray and bake until tender and beginning to blister, about 15 minutes.
4. Transfer the beans to a serving plate, drizzle with the lemon juice and top with the reserved bacon candy and sea salt. Serve warm.